Sully’s Scoop

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Q. My family and I drove past the multi-colored strobe lights flashing on the side of the advertising “monuments” Carolina Park has constructed along Highway 17. I am honestly surprised that Mount Pleasant would give approval to such a display. Who exactly, did give approval? - Anonymous, Mount Pleasant

A. “I am unaware of any such lights. We would never approve such.” - Eric DeMoura, Mount Pleasant Town administrator

Q. Are there any plans to join the two sidewalks where Park West Boulevard meets Highway 17? The Park West Blvd. sidewalk ends on the east side of the road and it would take just a small section to join the new sidewalks that are on Highway 17. - Bob Okey, Mount Pleasant

A. We concur that the sidewalk should be extended to join the new sidewalks on Highway 17, but currently there are no plans or funding to complete this section. - Paul Lyking, Town of Mount Pleasant Transportation Department

Q. Why are some sound walls on Highway 17 higher than others? - Sully Witte

A. Many factors contribute to the different heights of the noise walls.

Primarily, it has to do with the distance from the noise source to the impacted receptor and the height of impacted receptor.

Other factors include the grade of the road and grade of the location where the wall was constructed.

You will notice that the taller sound walls are adjacent to two-story buildings along the corridor. - Paul Lyking, Townof Mount Pleasant Department of Transportation

Q. What are the crane barges working on in the marsh/creek just northeast of the IOP Connector, by the top of the bridge? They’ve been there for a week or so now. - Terry Bergdorf

Q. I live in Brickyard Plantation and often drive on Highway 41. Many of the dividers on Highway 17 have been painted yellow to provide more visibility.

Is there a plan to paint the narrow divider between lanes when making a right turn on to Highway 17 from Highway 41?

Also, will there be a merge sign to indicate that the right lane will merge to the left? - Jan O’Neill, Mount Pleasant

A. The concrete divider has been painted yellow and there are pavement markings and signage to emphasize the merge condition. - Brad Morrison, Town of Mount Pleasant Director of Transportation

Q. I Would like to know when they’re going to get back to work on Highway 17 north of Highway 41, particularly the streetlights and shrubbery.

We in the north end of town are feeling forgotten. - Jim Crook, Mount Pleasant

A. “Just this week we received the encroachment permit from S.C. Department of Transportation for the landscaping from the IOP Connector to Darrel Creek Trail.

We expect to begin the project later this month and it will consist of shoulder and median plantings as well as a drip irrigation system.

The lighting is currently being installed and will continue concurrent with the landscape and irrigation work.

Some pole bases have recently been installed in the medians on the south end of this project.” - Eddie Bernard, RLA, LEED AP, ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist, ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor, Town of Mount Pleasant- Planning Department

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