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The highest concentration of vehicular accidents within the Town of Mount Pleasant occurs along our main thoroughfare, US 17. This is partially because the roadway carries the highest volume of vehicles compared to other corridors such as Long Point Rd or Coleman Blvd, but it is also due to excessive speeds on this facility. The speed limit along most of US 17 is posted for 45 mph and the traffic signals along this corridor are coordinated based upon the posted speed limit. In short, if you travel 45 mph, there is a higher likelihood of receiving a green signal at each intersection as you progress along the corridor, regardless of direction. Conversely, if you travel above the posted speed limit, you will be more likely to be stopped at a traffic signal prematurely because you will reach that downstream traffic signal before the coordinated system prompts a green signal. Beyond the obvious fact that driving the posted speed limit is in general safer for you and other motorists, speeding on US 17 will not decrease your travel time from one end of Town to the other. Please demonstrate caution and show respect for your neighbors by driving the posted speed limit throughout the Town.
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Contact the Public Services Department at (843) 849-2022.
Prioritizing the resurfacing of existing paved roads will be done utilizing our computerized Pavement Management System, which is based on the technical evaluation of the overall condition of each road. This eliminates the need for request for resurfacing of specific roads. If you have questions regarding the Town's resurfacing program or the Pavement Management System, you may contact Town staff at (843) 856-3080.
The Public Services Department is responsible for the maintenance of existing street signs on all Town owned roads. Call (843) 849-2022. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is responsible for the maintenance of state owned roads. Call (843) 740-1665. Charleston County is responsible for the maintenance of county roads. Call (843) 202-6140.
The Town of Mount Pleasant Transportation Department offers traffic calming solutions through the Traffic Calming Program. The program currently employs two types traffic calming devices, speed humps and all-way stop controls. The Transportation Department staff accepts application for the Traffic Calming Program each July. However, requests can be made to the Transportation Department anytime during the year and staff will confirm the street section is eligible for the program.
Traffic Calming Guidelines
Contact the Transportation Department at (843) 856-3080.
You do not need a permit to replace/repair residential driveways. However, in the event a homeowner wishes to extend or build a new driveway over an easement or right of way, the Town requires the homeowner to obtain an Encroachment Permit. Please contact David McLawhorn, Senior Roadway Inspector, at 843-856-3080 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding Encroachment Permits.
Call William Horne, Planning Deputy Director, at (843) 884-1229 for street lighting requests or email: email@example.com
Please use this link to view the Transportation Impact Fee Schedule or reference the Code of Ordinances for additional information by following these steps: Go to official Town Website. Click - Government Click - Code of Ordinances Click - View Code In quick search box type - 154.01 which starts Title for Municipal Impact Fees Transportation Impact Fees start at 154.08 and ends 154.16 liberal construction; violations
The applicant is required to provide the roadway, drainage and legal information in addition to ownership records required in the Improved Private Road Acceptance Form.