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Airport Connector Road Project

Construction is estimated to begin in October 2015 and to be completed in spring 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, at Goodwin Elementary School, 5501 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, to discuss the proposed 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 will be accepting public comments until March 18th. A comment form has been placed on this website for your convenience.


A second public meeting is planned for May. At that time, the County will present alternative designs for the Airport Connector Road and solicit input from project stakeholders. A third meeting is planned for late 2014, at which time the preferred alternative will be presented.


Please check back here for future public meeting notices. Those meetings will also be announced to the media 30 days prior to taking place.



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