Harbor View Road Improvements

Project Status: future projectFuture Project

A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) was received on August 12, 2013. Final construction plans are currently begin developed for SCDOT approval, which incorporate modifications to the design that was presented at the Public Information Meeting held on April 30, 2013. Design modification are describe below.

The realignment of Sterling Drive so as to tie the roadway into the proposed roundabout at Harbor View Road and Fort Johnson Road as a fifth leg to the intersection. Charleston County has obtained SCDOT approval of this design and it will be incorporated into the final construction plans.

The addition of cross walks across Harbor View Road at unsignalized intersections. Charleston County will incorporate crosswalks at the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center, Quail Drive, Affirmation Drive, and Stiles Drive into the final design. The SCDOT will be asked to review and approve these locations during their review of the final construction plans.

The addition of landscaping to the project. Charleston County is developing a landscaping plan, in coordination with the municipalities. The landscaping plan must be reviewed and approved by the SCDOT since the landscaping will be located within SCDOT right of way. Further, Charleston County will only install landscaping that the municipalities would agree to maintain.

Estimated Start Date to Begin Construction, Summer of 2014!

Project Description

Charleston County is studying improvements to Harbor View Road on James Island between North Shore Drive and Fort Johnson Road. 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.