by Marquel Coaxum, Assistant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (September 6, 2018) – The Town of Mount Pleasant recently put its final touches on another capital maintenance plan project in the Carolina Park neighborhood.
The new Darrell Creek walking trail is a multi-use path that will provide residents with a safe pedestrian connection to the larger network within Carolina Park.
The trail will link schools, commercial and recreational areas together.
“This project was funded through our bike and pedestrian program established back in 2014, and we’re excited to open the trail for our residents and visitors to enjoy,” said Kevin Mitchell, a town engineer and project manager for this new addition.
Eight feet in width, the asphalt path was once an unmaintained utility easement brought under the Town’s CMP umbrella for upgrades and improvement.
One of the main features added to the trail was a pedestrian crossing at the Commonwealth Road intersection. This new crossing will provide a safe passage at the intersection, opening a connection that previously didn’t exist.
Partnerships at Work
To make the work happen, collaboration with the neighborhood and developers was key, Mitchell said.
“We received an easement from Lennar Homebuilders and the Carolina Park developer to use their property,” Mitchell said. “We also worked closely with Berkeley Electric Cooperative to encroach inside their easement to complete the pathway.”
Also important to the project completion Mitchell said was the Town’s partnership with the Charleston County School District who allowed the Town use of their contractor Thompson and Turner, which expedited the construction process.
“The support we received from all our project partners was crucial to the successful completion of the trail,” Mitchell said. “We all wanted to make this happen for our citizens, and we did.”