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Charleston County News Release



Release Number: 3414

Release Date: March 22, 2012


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Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures for Bees Ferry Road Widening Project March 25-29


Charleston County Government announces the following traffic alert regarding nighttime lane closures for the Bees Ferry Road Widening Project in West Ashley:

  • Drivers should expect nighttime lane closures on Bees Ferry Road between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Sunday, March 25, through Thursday, March 29.

  • Workers with flags will direct traffic through the closures.

  • The closures are necessary to relocate water and sewer lines on Bees Ferry Road as part of the project.

  • The closures will occur at the following locations, but only one portion will be closed at a time:

    • Left Lane of Bees Ferry Road heading from U.S. 17 toward S.C. 61 at Bear Swamp Road.

    • Right Lane of Bees Ferry Road heading from U.S. 17 toward S.C. 61 at Main Road.

    • Right Lane of Bees Ferry Road heading from U.S. 17 toward S.C. 61 at Bluewater Way.

  • Drivers will still have access to/from Bear Swamp Road, Main Road and Bluewater Way during the closures.

  • All road work is dependent on weather. If the weather is poor March 25-29, work will continue on the next weather-permitting night (other than a Friday or Saturday).

Drivers traveling through the project’s construction zone are asked to be aware of equipment and crews working in the area at all times. The public is also asked to notice traffic control signs, reductions in speed limit and message board information.


The goal of the project, which is expected to be completed April 2014, is to make improvements to the entire 4.5 mile length of Bees Ferry Road from Savannah Highway (U.S. 17) to Ashley River Road (S.C. 61). The project was requested by the City of Charleston and was funded by the Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax Program. Partial funding for the project was approved by voters in the second Transportation Sales Tax bond referendum.


The public can get more information and see photos of the construction process online at Visit the official website at for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects.


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