WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Motorists who use Bees Ferry Road will need to slow down as officials announced the speed limit has been reduced to 35 miles per hour as crews work to widen the road.
From the intersection of Savannah Highway to the intersection of Ashley River Road, the speed limit will be reduced to 35 miles per hour, Charleston County Government officials said Thursday.
Message boards will be posted roadside alerting motorists to the change until Friday, May 16.
Charleston County Government officials say the reduced speed limit will remain in effect for the entire duration of the project, expected to be completed by April 2014. Once the project is completed, the entire road will have a speed limit of 45 miles per hour.
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 goal of the project is to make improvements to the entire 4.5 mile length of Bees Ferry Road from Savannah Highway to Ashley River Road.