Charleston County Government began construction July 28 on the West Ashley Traffic Circle project which will intersect with Bees Ferry Road at two locations. The West Ashely Traffic Circle is funded through the Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax. The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow at the Glenn McConnell Parkway and Bees Ferry Road Intersection. Construction is scheduled to be completed by September 11, 2015.
Part of this project already exists, the next phase will only construct the remaining three quarters which will include:
- Construction of a four-lane road with a landscaped median.
- Installation of an 8 foot sidewalk on one side of the West Ashley Circle.
- On-street parking will be added around the project.
- A stop light will be installed at the new intersection of Bees Ferry Road.
- The existing and new traffic signals at the intersections of Bees Ferry Road will will include pedestrian signals and improved crosswalks.
- Improvements to the roadway and a new drainage system that will include curb and gutter, catch basins, water quality measures and drainage pipes.
Visit the official website at http://roads.charlestoncounty.org for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects. Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.