Last public meeting for Harbor View Road project being held tonight

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Thursday night is the public's last chance to weigh in on major changes to a busy James Island road. The changes are expected to improve traffic flow and provide safer routes for bicyclists and pedestrians on Harbor View Road.

The Charleston County Council wants to hear from the public and see what they have to say about two different proposed designs to improve the two-mile stretch along Harbor View Road, from North Shore Drive to Fort Johnson Road.

The improvements would include a center two-way left turn lane, adding right turn lanes at all major intersections and adding safe walking and bicycles paths.

The two different improvement designs will be on display Thursday night for the public to review and make any suggestions. Engineering and design teams will also be on hand to answer any questions...

Some other improvement suggestions are to eliminate the 10-foot multi-use path on the north side of Harbor View Road and replace it with a 4-foot bicycle lane in each direction. The proposal also would add stop lights at the Harbor View Road intersections at Fort Sumter Drive and Mikell Drive and reduce the speed limits from 40 to 35 miles per hour.

Thursday night's meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stiles Point Elementary School located at 883 Mikell Drive.

The project is funded by the Charleston County transportation sales tax.

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