Sully’s Scoop

  • Thursday, September 19, 2013

Q. Could you provide any information as to what the projects on Rifle Range Road and Hamlin Road are all about? There has been work ongoing at the lot at the above mention intersection for months, and now a “for sale” sign has appeared. No clue as to what is being accomplished. Also there appears to be road work beginning on Rifle Range. Hopefully, it will be for much needed improvements there. - Robert Craig, Mount Pleasant

A. “The road work beginning on Rifle Range is the start of a safety intersection improvement project at Rifle Range Road at Hamlin Road. The project will install left turn lanes on all approaches and signalize the intersection.” - W. Keith Riddle, PE, Safety Projects Engineer, SCDOT - Traffic Engineering

Q. I own a townhouse in Cain Crossing. The two lane draw bridge spanning the Wando on Highway 41 was scheduled to be replaced. After a seven year dialogue between the town of Mount Pleasant and the Coast Guard an agreement was finally reached between the two parties as to the type of bridge that would replace the outdated and dangerous existing structure It was supposed to be completed by December, 2012. When will the replacement bridge be completed? - Joseph Gammaitoni, Mount Pleasant

A. “We are currently in the process of procuring a Design Build Team to complete the work. Based on our current schedule, we anticipate a contract by early 2014 with construction beginning in the spring.” - Jae H. Mattox, III, P.E., Program Manager, SCDOT - RPG 1 Lowcountry

Q. The traffic light that controls north/south traffic on Rifle Range Road where it crosses Ben Sawyer Boulevard needs a turn signal. - Michael E. Collins, Mount Pleasant

A. “The town will perform a protected left-turn warrant analysis and install the new phasing if warrants are met.” - Brad Morrison, Director of Transportation, Town of Mount Pleasant

Q. What is being done to address repeated requests to bury the power lines on Mathis Ferry Road? - Anonymous

A. “Mount Pleasant and SCE&G are splitting the $830,000 cost of burying power lines on two miles of scenic Mathis Ferry Road. The final phase of the project will start in about a year” - Kim Asbill, SCE&G spokeswoman

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