Maritime Port District Transportation Improvements

Description

The Port District Economic Development Study provided a comprehensive assessment of the assets in the port area, as well as an action plan of the enhancements needed to better leverage those assets. This project may include the implementation of additional infrastructure, connectivity, signage, lighting, landscaping, etc. The overarching goal is to create a dynamic district centered around the Port’s commercial activities. The Town of Mount Pleasant recognizes the significant economic development opportunity in the relocation of the South Carolina Ports Authority headquarters to the Wando Welch Terminal. The Town seeks to create a favorable and impactful experience on Long Point Road between the Wando Welch Terminal and I-526.

The project consists of developing intersection alternatives to improve traffic flow and enhance safety at the intersection of Long Point Road and Wando Park Boulevard and Long Point Road and Shipping Lane. The proposed improvement alternatives may include additional turn lanes and potential connection between Shipping Lane and Wando Park Boulevard. This project will also provide connectivity improvements for bicycles and pedestrians.

Public Information Meeting and Handout Materials

During this time of increased public health concerns, the Town of Mount Pleasant continues to move forward to maintain and improve your mobility and increase the efficiency of your transportation system. For this effort, the Town of Mount Pleasant has launched a new virtual meeting space to host a virtual public meeting for the Maritime Port District: Intersection Improvement project from June 15 to June 30, 2020. The purpose of this project is to improve the mobility and safety of Long Point Road at its intersection with Wando Park Boulevard and Hobcaw Bluff Drive.  Click HERE to enter the Virtual Meeting Room and view the display material.

Enter the Virtual Meeting Room Here (6/11/20)

Public Information Meeting Handout (6/11/20)

Schedule

  • Traffic Analysis and Conceptual Design: Completed January 2019
  • Complete Design:  March 2021
  • Start Construction: December 2021

Maritime Port District Improvements

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Cost Estimate

$1,938,170 funded via adoption of the 2020-2024 CIP

Conceptual Design Resources

Contact

Daniel Williamson, Project Engineer 

  • Ph: (843) 856-3080 
  • Email