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.
Staff and consultant had a project kick-off meeting on August 22, 2018. Project surveys have been initiated. The project includes traffic studies and concept level planning for improvements to Long Point Road from the Wando Terminal to I-526. Included are concepts for intersection improvements at Wando Park Boulevard and Hobcaw Bluff Drive at Long Point Road; Shipping Lane at Long Point Road and a proposed extension of Shipping Lane to Wando Park Boulevard.
The Transportation Committee has authorized staff to proceed with the design of the intersection improvements at Long Point Road and Wando Park Boulevard/Hobcaw Bluff Drive.
Daniel Williamson, Project Engineer