Public meeting to discuss Coleman Blvd project tonight

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The Mt. Pleasant town council is giving residents another chance Wednesday night to weigh in on the plan to give Coleman Boulevard a whole new look.

The revitalization project along Coleman Boulevard has been in the works for a few years, but with town officials close to finalizing the construction plans, they are hoping Mt. Pleasant residents will attend tonight's public meeting at the Town Hall Gym at 6 p.m. to give their input.

"You'll see a lot of public involvement which is great," said Eric Demoura, the town's administrator. "We'll have stations set up for people to gain information about particular elements and components about the project."

The project was started with the hope of relieving traffic congestion along the road.

The $7.5 million project will have landscaped medians, bike paths, on-street parking and a huge roundabout at Coleman, Chuck Dawley and Ben Sawyer Boulevards.

Demoura says he is sure that some people may have questions about the project, so tonight's meeting is a must.

"One thing we're doing that is very important is we're having a questions and answer session where people have the opportunity to have questions answered by all the officials that are there," said Demoura.

The project is expected to start within a year, roughly the same time the Johnnie Dodds Boulevard project is completed.

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