Planned & Ongoing Transportation Projects

  • 2020 Sidewalk Project:
    • Lee St. from King Charles Cir. to Bacons Bridge Rd. - The Town recently went into a design contract with a consultant to begin design. J. Bragg Consulting, Inc was selected to design and permit the sidewalk project. Final plans for Phase 1 are currently being worked on and are expected to be completed in the next 60 days. 
    • N. Hickory St. - Design work is nearly completed and permits have been submitted.
    • W. 5th South St., W. Richardson Ave. from Sumter Ave. to Main St. - The Town recently went into a design contract with a consultant to begin design. Survey work has started.
    • W. Richardson Ave. from W. Carolina Ave. to N. Maple St.
  • 2020 Drainage Project: Staff has identified two potential drainage projects to study and implement solutions to flooding issues. Those projects are Springview Ln. in Oakbrook and the area between N. Magnolia and N. Gum St. near US-78.
    • US-78 North Summerville Drainage Study: Survey is still underway and is expected to be completed by mid-July. Building the model of the basin will then start and final model results and solutions are expected September 2020.
    • Springview Lane Oakbrook Drainage Study: Survey was completed and submitted on June 9, 2020. Building the model of the basin has begun. Preliminary results were received on June 19, 2020. Final results and solutions are expected August 2020.
  • 2020 Roadway Project: As an effort to continue addressing traffic congestions and safety, staff recommends pursuing at least one of the below projects:
    • Magnolia Street Railroad Crossing 
    • Cedar Street Extension to Berkeley Cir. 
    • US-78 & Cedar Street Intersection Improvements
    • Central Avenue and Woodward Blvd. Intersection Improvements
  • Bear Island Road: All permits for the project have been acquired. The Finance Committee approved a requisition for $6,395,786.33 for Banks Construction in June 2019. Banks Construction mobilized and began clearing operations on July 8, 2019. Construction is rapidly nearing substantial completion and a ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2020. 
  • Cedar Street Extension: Cedar Street Extension is in the preliminary design and permitting phase. Survey, environmental, and preliminary design work are underway. The wetland Jurisdictional Determination was signed and submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers in August 2020.
  • Five-Points Intersection: Work will be to conduct traffic counts at the intersection, model future traffic conditions based on growth, and consideration of the completion of Berlin Myers Parkway. Survey work is scheduled to be completed January 2020. Once survey is completed, detailed design options will proceed to determine which design to proceed with. 
  • LED Street Lighting Pilot Program: Dominion Energy approached staff about entering into an incentive program to convert existing street lights into LED street lights. Staff identified an area of Town encompassed by Cedar Street, West Richardson Avenue, Maple Street, and US-78 to convert to LED Street lights. The incentive program is over a five-year span and will save the Town six percent of the existing costs over that time. This will convert 140 lights to LED. Dominion will be sending the contract documents for the Town Administrator's signature in the coming weeks.
  • Maple Street Improvements Project: Michael Baker, Inc is currently conducting right-of-way acquisition for Maple Street. Right-of-way acquisition is expected to be completed summer 2020. Final construction documents are being prepared and was submitted to SCDOT for review. The project is expected to be ready to bid in fall 2020. The first public hearing for the project was held May 2016. The second public meeting was held August 2017.
  • Oolong Lan: Right of way narrows from 20’ wide to 15’ wide in front of 111 Oolong Ln. This has prohibited garbage and other large public service and public safety vehicles from being able to access this intersection and make the turn.
  • Shepard Park Drainage Study: Final design work is completed and the pond portion of the project is nearly fully permitted. The Peters Street diversion portion of the project has secured permitting with SCDOT. Staff has completed and submitted the grant application for the State Rural Infrastructure Grant for $1,409,482 and has been submitted. The grant requires a 25% match, which is $469,827.