Mt. Pleasant to give Coleman Blvd. a makeover

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A busy road in Mt. Pleasant may soon be getting a facelift and Tuesday tonight, the town council wants to hear from residents.

The Town of Mt. Pleasant wants to revitalize a 4-mile stretch along Coleman Boulevard that goes from Mill Street to Chuck Dawley Boulevard. The project is expected to cost more than $7 million.

Plans for the project have been in the works for the last several years and the town hopes the new road improvements will help alleviate traffic congestion and improve traffic flow in the area.

Some of the proposed improvements would include a four-lane boulevard with a raised landscaped median, limited parallel parking spots and sidewalks. The town is also proposing to hide some of the power lines around Coleman Boulevard, put them under ground and add new lamp posts.

The town would also like to add a 5-foot bike lane along Coleman Boulevard making it safe for bicyclists.

The town is also excited about adding a roundabout at the intersection of Coleman Boulevard and Chuck Dawley Boulevard. Residents who drive through that intersection experience heavier traffic around rush hour. The town is hoping with the roundabout traffic can keep moving and help with relief some of the traffic.

All the designs will be on display at Tuesday night's meeting and engineering and environmental personnel from the Town of Mt. Pleasant will be on hand to answer any of your questions.

If you would like to go to the meeting, it starts at 5 p.m. and will be held at Moultrie Middle School.

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