Harbor View Road Improvements

Project Status: future projectConstruction

The Harbor View Road Improvements Project was awarded for construction by County Council on July 29, 2014. Construction related activities will begin on Sept. 15, 2014. Citizens can expect to see full construction underway in the coming weeks. Upcoming construction activities will include the installation of construction notice signs, silt fencing for erosion control, tree protection fencing, survey markers, and staking of the project limits. The first major phase of construction will be the repair of the existing roadway.

Construction activities can occur at all times during the day, however construction work that requires a lane closure will only occur at night. Night-time lane closures are permitted only between the hours of 8pm to 6am Sunday thru Thursday nights and 7pm to 8am Friday thru Saturday nights. Traffic flow should not be restricted during daytime or peak travel times.

The scheduled completion of the project is expected in Sept. 2016.

Project Description

 Harbor View Road is an Urban Minor Arterial on James Island that connects Folly Road with Fort Johnson Road, a distance of approximately 3.7 miles. The project proposes to improve Harbor View Road between North Shore Drive and Fort Johnson Road (2.1 miles) by providing a center two-way left-turn lane between North Shore Drive and Affirmation Boulevard, adding right turn lanes at major intersections, traffic signals at Fort Sumter Drive and Mikell Drive, a roundabout at the intersection with Fort Johnson Road, and adding pedestrian and bicycle facilities for the length of the project. The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow and safety on Harbor View Road and to provide adequate bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Project Documents
Past Public Meetings

Information handed out during past public meetings is not necessarily representative of current project plans that may have changed based upon public input during the meetings. However, we are including any handouts/graphics/information for historic reference so the public can see what was provided during the meeting(s).

April 30, 2013
A public meeting to present the proposed design regarding the Harbor View Road Improvements Project for public comment was held on April 30, 2013 from 7-9 pm at Stiles Point Elementary School. The purpose of the Public Information Meeting was to provide updated information on the project, Proposed Alternative design and environmental review process. Two hundred and thirty seven (237) persons attended the meeting and approximately three hundred (300) comments were received from the community.

February 16, 2012
A third public meeting was held at the Stiles Point Elementary School from 6-8 p.m. on February 16, 2012. The purpose of the meeting was to gather comments regarding proposed design revisions to the proposed project. Three hundred and fifty (350) persons attended the meeting and a total of four hundred and seventy (470) comments were received from the community.

July 17, 2007
A Public Hearing was held July 17, 2007, to present to the public the preferred alternative for the project and solicit comments regarding the proposed design.

September 28, 2006
The second public meeting was held September 28, 2006, to brief citizens on alternatives for the Harbor View Road Improvements Project and to gather comments regarding the proposed alternatives.

June 29, 2006
A public meeting was held at the Harbor View Elementary School from 7-9 p.m. on June 29, 2006. Ninety-nine citizens were in attendance.