MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (Feb. 22, 2019) - Last night, the Charleston County Finance Committee voted to accept funding of $200,000 from the Town of Mount Pleasant for design and permitting of the interim improvement project for Highway 41.
The Town of Mount Pleasant Council, stakeholders, and the traveling public have stressed a need for immediate relief on Highway 41. The Project Team identified a short-term solution, including an additional southbound lane on Highway 41 from Joe Rouse Road to U.S. Highway 17.
- $200,000 – Design & Permitting
- Three Million dollars – Construction, Utility Relocation, and Right of Way
- Design and permitting complete in fall of 2019
- Award of construction contract by end of 2019
- Construction complete by end of 2020
“This action serves as an example of what can be accomplished when two public service agencies come together on a common goal,” said Chairman Elliott Summey. “I want to thank our Transportation Development staff, Mayor Haynie and the rest of Mount Pleasant Town council for their efforts.”
“Council and I recognize the importance of moving forward expeditiously to implement interim measures for this critical county project,” said Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie. “The allocation of this Town funding will allow us to move forward and begin sooner than expected.”
Goals for Highway 41 Corridor Improvements:
- Improve capacity along the corridor;
- Improve safety for bicyclists, pedestrians and commuters;
- Provide improved capacity at the intersection of Highway 41 and U.S. 17; and
- Complete the Gregorie Ferry Road connector.
Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140 or visit their website at: www.charlestoncounty.org