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Airport Connector Road Project

Construction is estimated to begin in January 2016 and to be completed in summer of 2017.

 

 

Project Status: Future Project

 

The preliminary design process started on October 29, 2013, and is currently underway. During this phase of the project, engineers, surveyors, scientists and other specialists are gathering data, conducting surveys and analyzing project information. This will enable the project team to evaluate alternative traffic measures, assess potential improvement opportunities and identify project impacts for permitting. Information collected will include: traffic data, location of roadway features, area topography, existing structures and utilities, environmental resources, wetlands, and storm drainage features. The surveys will also facilitate roadway design and future construction plans.

 

Project Description:

 

The Airport Connector Road Project (Project) was initiated by Charleston County Government to provide an improved quality of life for citizens through better traffic operations and to enhance the economic development competitiveness for business in the Charleston region.

 

The Project will provide a new direct access road to Charleston International Airport and should relieve traffic congestion by providing a new connection from Dorchester Road to Montague Avenue near the Mark Clark Expressway (I-526).

 

The initial concept is to build over 3 miles of a new, four-lane road, which will provide locals and visitors with a new route to the airport.

 

Public Meetings:

 

Charleston County Government hosted a Public Introduction Meeting on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Goodwin Elementary School, 5501 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, to discuss the Airport Connector Road Project. During the meeting, members of the Project Team presented early planning information and project goals, while attendees were given the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the Project Team and submit written comments. The County accepted public comments through March 18, 2014.

 

Related Documents:

 

Charleston County Government hosted a Public Information Meeting on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Jerry Zucker Middle School located at 6401 Dorchester Road in North Charleston. The meeting was conducted in an open-house format, with a project overview presentation at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 20-minute Q&A session. Members of the project team presented three alignment alternatives and shared findings on potential impacts for the community and residents. Attendees had the opportunity to review exhibits, provide written comments, and speak one-on-one with County and project team representatives.

 

Public comments received by July 2, 2014, will be recorded and included as part of the environmental review process. Comments may be submitted online or by printing and mailing the comment card from the link below

 

 

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A third meeting is planned for early 2015, at which time the preferred alternative will be presented. This meeting will be announced to the media 30 days in advance. Please check back here for future public meeting notices.

 

 

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