County News Release
Release Number: 3406
Release Date: March 1, 2012
Drawings and maps:
Speed Limit Reduced to 35 mph on Bees Ferry Road
Speed limit of 35 mph will remain in effect for duration of road widening
Charleston County Government alerts drivers that the speed limit along Bees
Ferry Road has been reduced to 35 mph as part of the
Bees Ferry Road Widening Project in West Ashley.
Ferry Road Reduction in Speed Limit to 35 mph
Drivers should be aware that the speed limit has been reduced on Bees Ferry Road
to 35 mph due to ongoing construction to widen the road.
The reduced speed limit applies to the entire corridor of Bees Ferry Road, from
the intersection of Savannah Highway (U.S. 17) to the intersection of Ashley
River Road (S.C. 61).
Message boards alerting the public of the new change will remain in place until
Friday, March 16. However, the reduced speed limit is in effect for the entire
duration of the project, which is expected to be completed in April of 2014.
Once the project is completed, the entire road will have a speed limit of 45
Drivers traveling through the
projectís 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
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.