Public Input Meeting for Pinckney Park 

The Town of James Island will hold a workshop to gather input from the public before soliciting bids from professional design firms for Pinckney Park.

 

This workshop will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the Town of James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road, James Island.

 

Please click this link to review the workshop agenda.

Posted by Frances Monday, August 24, 2015 2:16:00 PM

Harbor View Traffic Alert 

 

News Release                              August 24, 2015

                                                                                                  Release Number: 3941

MEDIA CONTACT
Shawn Smetana, Public Information Officer
Phone: (843) 958-4007 / Fax: (843) 958-4004
Email: ssmetana@charlestoncounty.org

Project website: http://roads.charlestoncounty.org/projects/harborviewroad/

Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures continue for the Harbor View Road Improvements project
 

Charleston County Government announces nighttime lane closures will continue August 24, 2015.  Crews will

be working on Harbor View Road for the Harbor View Road Improvements project. All work is weather permitting.

 

August 24 – September 3:

 

  • Nighttime lane closures will occur on Harbor View Road.
  • The work will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. Friday through Saturday nights.
  • Flagmen will be on site to control traffic. 
  • At no time will the entire roadway be blocked to traffic.
  • Drivers will have access to businesses and residential properties along Harbor View Road at all times.
  • At least one lane will remain open to traffic under flagging operations.
  • 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 purpose of the Harbor View Road Improvements project is to improve traffic flow and safety on Harbor View Road and to provide adequate bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The scheduled completion of the project is expected in fall 2016.

 

The project will include the addition of a center two-way left turn lane between North Shore Drive and Affirmation Boulevard, the addition of right turn lanes at major intersections, the addition of traffic signals at Fort Sumter Drive and Mikell Drive, the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Harbor View Road and Fort Johnson Road and the addition of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

 

Visit the official website at http://roads.charlestoncounty.org for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects. Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.

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Posted by Robin Monday, August 24, 2015 12:45:00 PM

ReThink Folly Road 

Open House

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) invites community members to attend an Open House to continue the conversation about the future of the Folly Road corridor, extending from the Wappoo Cut Bridge on James Island to Center Street on Folly Beach.

Community Open House | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC

 

In May 2015, a public design charrette was conducted to develop a vision for the Folly Road corridor.  Since the charrette, the ideas generated have been further studied and detailed. A draft summary report, as well as appendix of analysis materials, is now ready for review here:

 

http://bit.ly/rethinkfolly

 

http://bit.ly/rethinkfollyappendix

 

Attend the Open House to learn more about the ideas for mobility, urban design, and green infrastructure on Folly Road, as well as give us your feedback!

 

If you cannot attend the Open House, comments on the draft report materials can be sent via email to info@doverkohl.com.

Interested community members can also participate and continue the conversation online at http://follyroad.mindmixer.com.  In this “virtual town hall,” stakeholders and community members can become part of a forum where ideas are generated, evolved, and ultimately prioritized for the future of the Folly Road corridor.

 

Rethink Folly Road: A Complete Streets Study is being undertaken by BCDCOG in association with the City of Charleston, the Town of James Island, the City of Folly Beach, Charleston County, the Charleston Area Regional Transit Authority (CARTA), and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT). The purpose of this study is to identify the opportunities and explore the potential to transform the Folly Road corridor into a more sustainable, multimodal corridor, which could serve as a precedent for the Charleston region.

Posted by Ashley Friday, August 21, 2015 10:03:00 AM

SCE&G Community Workshop 

Transmission Line Rebuild

SCE&G will be hosting a community workshop to engage residents and businesses about the rebuilding of an existing transmission line that runs between the St. Andrews substation on Coburg Rd near Hwy 17 in West Ashley and the Queensboro substation near George Griffith Blvd on James Island. Attached is map of the line.

The workshop is August 26th at the Charleston Fire Dept Station 13 located at 358 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412. The public is invited from 6 pm to 7 pm to discuss the project.

Please contact Anna Pinckney at (843) 576-8661 or visit www.sceg.com/transmission for more information.

Posted by Ashley Friday, August 21, 2015 9:37:00 AM

Community Assistance Grants 

Now Accepting Applications

The Town of James Island is inviting local non-profits to apply for Community Assistance funding. The Town seeks to support organizations that provide beneficial services for the James Island Community as a whole.

For Fiscal Year 2015/2016, the deadline to apply is Sept. 30th. Applicants are invited to the Town Council meeting on Oct. 15th to present their requests. Awards will be made at the November 19th Council meeting. Grant awards typically range between $500 and $2,000.

Please click here for the Program Application and Guidelines.

Posted by Ashley Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:22:00 AM
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