County News Release
Name: Tracey Amick
Phone: (843) 696-1199
Release Number: 3388
Release Date: February 2, 2012
Drawings and maps:
Construction Increases on Bees Ferry Road Widening Project
Drivers asked to be aware of equipment and workers around project area
Charleston County Government alerts drivers that construction will be
increasing around the
Bees Ferry Road Widening Project in West Ashley.
start seeing more construction activity, equipment and crews working in the
area,” said Molli LeMin, an engineer with Charleston County who oversees the
project on Bees Ferry Road. “Since our groundbreaking ceremony in December 2011,
we have made a lot of progress and are now at the point where work will become
more visible to drivers.”
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, and to
note that all road work is dependent on the weather.
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
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
www.ccroadwise.org for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and
information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects.