Charleston County News Release
Release Number: 3250
Date: March 23, 2011
Project Web site:
Project area map:
Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures on Folly Road / Wesley Drive
closures March 24 for U.S 17/S.C. 61/Wesley Drive Improvements Project in West
Charleston County Government
announces a traffic alert as part of the
in West Ashley that will affect Folly Road and Wesley Drive as follows:
Drivers should expect delays due to nighttime lane closures beginning at 9
p.m. on Thursday, March 24 until 6 a.m. on Friday, March 25.
inside lane of northbound Folly Road (heading away from Folly Beach) will be
restricted to only allow left turns onto Windermere Boulevard.
inside lanes of Wesley Drive, both northbound and southbound, will be closed
between Windermere Boulevard and Savannah Highway (U.S. 17).
time will traffic in either direction on Wesley Drive be completely closed
closure is necessary to remove the existing
concrete median on Wesley Drive.
Drivers traveling through the project area are asked to be aware of
equipment and crews working in the area. Alternative routes are recommended
public is also asked to notice traffic control signs, reductions in speed
limit and message board information, and to note that all work is dependent
up-to-date project information, including construction status and traffic
alerts, online at
BACKGROUND ON THE PROJECT:
Construction on the project began in January 2011. The goal
of the project is to improve traffic flow, drainage, and pedestrian and
which is expected to be completed in May of 2011, is funded by the
Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax
and managed by
Charleston County Governmentís
RoadWise Program, in close coordination with the
S.C. Department of Transportation.
The U.S. 17/S.C. 61/Wesley Drive Improvements Project includes
improvements to Folly Road from south of Windermere Boulevard (Wappoo Bridge
side) starting at Yeamans Road and continuing up Wesley Drive to St. Andrews
Boulevard (S.C. 61). The project also includes improvements to Folly Road Boulevard from
Windermere Boulevard up to Albemarle Road.
is being made to schedule necessary lane closures for the project during off-
peak, nighttime and weekend hours when possible
to minimize effects on traffic.
closures may be scheduled during the day on selected weekends.
Advance notice of
all lane closures will be provided to the media.
U.S.17/S.C.61/Wesley Drive project was requested by the
City of Charleston and approved by voters in
the first bond referendum. The voters of Charleston County authorized the
County to issue $77 million in bonds, which will be repaid through
Transportation Sales Tax revenues. The entire amount of the first bond
referendum is allocated for the following transportation improvement projects:
Visit the official Web site
for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all
Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax.