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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (Sept. 23, 2015) – A Town of Mount Pleasant capital improvement project kicked off on Saturday to implement a much-needed right turn lane on Long Point Road to access the westbound entrance ramp to I-526. As motorists’ driving patterns change, they are asked to exercise caution within the construction zone.
“The Long Point Road and I-526 on-ramp project is important to our transportation network,” said Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page. “This capital improvement project was ranked number one by Town Council for submittal to Charleston County’s 2015 Sales Tax Annual Allocation Projects. We received numerous requests from the public to mitigate the area and we have listened. We now ask that the motoring public modify their driving habits and obey traffic laws during construction of the project.”
“The first few days on any transportation project tests the patience of motorists who must adopt new driving patterns,” said Mount Pleasant Transportation Engineer and Project Manager Paul Lykins. “We are closely monitoring the site and we have made adjustments that will facilitate access, but we cannot stress enough the importance of remaining vigilant in a construction zone.”
The work will include the shifting of the two westbound traffic lanes and realignment of the westbound traffic signals. The lane shifts will require the temporary elimination of left hand turns from Long Point Road into Belle Hall Parkway. Left turning traffic will be detoured to Belle Point Parkway. Once established, the lane shifts and detour will remain in effect until the completion of the I-526 West bound on ramp scheduled for completion in early February 2016.
The lane shifts will enable crews to work under safer conditions for their workers and the traveling public.
Question during construction may be directed to Ed Barbee at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (842) 640-2422.
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