The Northern Pitchfork
In 2009 Charleston County selected a plan to improve traffic at the intersection of Maybank Highway and River Road that would add two roads, one north and another south of Maybank Highway, between the Stono River bridge and River Road. The County has now dropped consideration of the southern prong of the pitchfork. A $4.3 million contract has been awarded to begin construction of the northern prong in 2023. The work will take about two years to complete.
Main Road and Route 17 Flyover
(Main Road Corridor segment A)
Segment A begins at Bees Ferry Road and extends along Main Road through the intersection with Route 17 to the intersection with River Road and Chisolm Road. Charleston County is expected to award a contract in the Spring of 2023 to begin the project which is expected to take about three years to complete.
Bohicket Road Enhancement
(Main Road Corridor segment C)
There are currently six alternatives under consideration for improving traffic conditions on Bohicket Road. The County is conducting additional evaluations to reduce the number of alternatives and then will seek additional public input in the Spring of 2023. The current schedule anticipates construction on the selected alternative to start sometime in 2025-26 and to take approximately three years to complete.
All dates are subject to change.
-Submitted by Dick Wildermann
(Image credit: The Post and Courier)