Johnnie Dodds Bld. Update June 6, 2011

Posted By Joe Eddleman @ Jun 6th 2011 7:04pm In: Mount Pleasant SC Construction Improvements

 

Johnnie Dodds Bld. Construction Update June 6, 2011

Johnnie Dodds Blvd Road Project

Highway 17 Road Widening Progress Appears To Be On Schedule For A Fall 2012 Completion

Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mt. Pleasant Construction

The Johnnie Dodds Boulevard Project involves improving approximately three miles of US 17 from just north of the Arthur J. Ravenel, Jr. Bridge to the south side of the I-526 interchange, including the associated frontage roads and side streets.

The major component of the project is to construct a new bridge to carry Johnnie Dodds traffic over Bowman Road.

Improvements of the project will include

  • Widen Johnnie Dodds Boulevard from two lanes to three lanes in both north and south directions.

  • Construct curbs and gutters along the entire length of the project.

  • Widen the frontage roads to provide one lane in each direction with four-foot wide, marked bicycle lanes and sidewalks.

  • Traffic signal upgrades and pedestrian crosswalks will be constructed at the following intersections along Johnnie Dodds Boulevard: Magrath Darby, Mathis Ferry, Houston-Northcutt, Shelmore Boulevard and Anna Knapp, with auxiliary turn lanes where needed.

  • Limit left turn lanes on Johnnie Dodds to Shelmore and Anna Knapp to a single lane with the provision for a future turn lane if needed.

  • Landscaped median areas will vary width (similar to the area between Hungryneck Boulevard and the Isle of Palms Connector on US 17).

  • Design and construct a replacement bridge on Bowman Road over Shem Creek, including all required roadway and drainage improvements. The bridge will be approximately 90 feet long and 80 feet wide, and will include sidewalks on both sides.

  • Widen Bowman Road to six lanes from Johnnie Dodds Boulevard to Shem Creek, which will connect with the Town of Mount Pleasant’s Bowman Road Widening Project when completed.

  • New signal installations will be placed at the ramp tie-ins at Bowman Road where East Frontage Road intersects with Houston-Northcutt and Bowman Road; and West Frontage Road intersects with Mathias Ferry, Anna Knapp and Bowman Roads. These traffic signals are to be interconnected to, and signal timing coordination with, the signal upgrades on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard. An exception to this will be those intersections restricted to right- in right- out turns on the east side of the Bowman Road interchange. These intersections will remain in their current locations with the exception of the west quadrant of the Bowman Road interchange which will be relocated approximately 200 feet further away from Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in conjunction with the Hospital Road relocation project.

  • Street lighting and landscaping will be provided along the median and between the mainline and the frontage road system


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