By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (May 3, 2017) –
The Town of Mount Pleasant is pursuing construction of turn lanes at the intersection of Highway 41 and Joe Rouse Road to enhance the commute of hundreds of residents daily.
A responsive bid was selected at the May 1 Bids & Purchasing Committee Meeting in the amount of $1,013,430.34 from bidder Gulfstream Construction. Notice to Proceed is expected to be given around June 1, with construction to be completed within 120 days.
“This capital improvement project will allow more ‘green light’ time on Highway 41 and provide relief for motorists during early morning peak hours,” said Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page. “The project will improve capacity at the intersection of Hwy. 41 and Joe Rouse Road with a dual left turn lane from Bessemer to Hwy. 41 southbound.”
Once construction starts, motorists are asked to pay attention to the signage and exercise caution while driving through the area. Delays should be expected. The public’s patience will be greatly appreciated. Questions about this capital improvement project should be directed to Ed Barbee at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (843) 640-2422.
About the Capital Improvement Plan
The Town of Mount Pleasant Capital Improvement and Asset Replacement Plan emphasizes the Town’s commitment to its capital needs totaling almost $50 million dollars for fiscal year 2018. The Capital Improvement Plan is a five-year plan updated annually. Projects are ranked by the Mayor and Town Council and funding plans are set in place and ultimately approved with each new fiscal year. As most projects tend to span multiple years, funding remains active and is carried forward to each new budget until a project is completed. The Town of Mount Pleasant is committed to funding major transportation and stormwater infrastructure improvements, which combined are 85% of the total CIP budget, along with the continued effort to maintain Town facilities and other assets to create a more sustainable community for citizens.
For more information about the CIP, visit us online at www.tompsc.com