Long Point Road Realignment

Description
   

This project involves relocating the current intersection of Long Point Road and US 17 to a new intersection at Old Georgetown Road near Christ Church. Relocating this intersection allows for the extension of Long Point Road to Billy Swails Boulevard and Rifle Range Road, primarily through the future jointly-owned Town of Mount Pleasant and Charleston County park.  The realignment and extension provides better connection between the existing and planned arterial network, which decreases trip lengths and disperses traffic to more intersections, versus concentrating it at fewer.  Design and permitting of the realignment portion of the overall project was begun in 2011 and completed in 2015.  The extension portion of the project was authorized for design in FY 2018 and is on-going.  The design scope of work follows the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, which enables the Town to take advantage of federal funds, should they become available to the project. 

    
 CIP Featured Project Presentation (March 2018)  

    Status
     
     
    A public information meeting for the Long Point Road Extension project was held on February 22, 2018 at Christ Church, with about 50 citizens attending. Another public meeting is anticipated before the end of the year. Traffic modeling and analyses for the entire roadway network, to include the Long Point Road Realignment and Extension and Billy Swails Boulevard projects, is on-going through our Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan updates. Design year traffic for these projects is being developed in conjunction with that modeling process. Results of the those efforts will be provided at future public meetings scheduled for both our Comp Plan/LRTP process as well as for the individual Long Point Road and Billy Swails Boulevard projects.


     



    Schedule

     

    • Complete Design: September 2019
    • Complete Permitting: June 2019
    • Complete ROW: December 2019
    • Begin Construction: January 2020
    • Complete Construction: September 2022 
    Cost
     
    •  Design and Engineering: $ 2,177,219​ 
    •  Land Acquisition: $ 4,098,100​ 
    •  Construction: $ 10,116,250​ 
    •  Other: $ 480,680​ 
    •  Total: $16,872,249​  
         

    Contact
     
    • Project Manager: Paul Lykins, Project Engineer
    • Email
    • Ph: (843) 856-3080
    • Fx: (843) 216-3869