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Johnnie Dodds Blvd. road closures to run through Oct. 26

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

Construction for the Johnnie Dodds Boulevard Project has been extended to run through Friday, October 26.

The construction schedule will cause a number of ramp and lane closures and traffic shifts. Crews will be installing underground drainage pipes, curbs and gutters, and preparing to lay asphalt.

Below is a construction schedule provided by Charleston County Transportation Development that details which roads will be affected:

Details of Bowman Road traffic shifts:

  • The traffic shifts will occur from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., and will affect drivers in both directions on Bowman Road, from Marsh Court Lane (at McDonald's restaurant) to West Frontage Road (at former East Cooper Hospital).
  • The shifts are necessary to install curb and gutter, sidewalks, asphalt and conduct other construction activities.
  • All construction areas and traffic shifts will be marked with construction cones and signs.
  • All work is dependent on the weather.

Details of Bowman Road ramp closures:

  • The following Bowman Road ramps will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. (note: only one ramp will be closed at any given time):
    • Entrance ramp onto southbound Johnnie Dodds Boulevard from Bowman Road (next to Arby's restaurant).
    • Entrance ramp onto northbound Johnnie Dodds Boulevard from Bowman Road (next to McDonald's restaurant).
    • Exit ramp from southbound Johnnie Dodds Boulevard onto Bowman Road (next to the former East Cooper hospital).
    • Exit ramp from northbound Johnnie Dodds Boulevard onto Bowman Road (next to Blockbuster and Nason Medical Center).
  • During the nightly ramp closures, all traffic will be detoured to either East Frontage Road or West Frontage Road.
  • All construction areas and detours will be marked with construction cones and signs.
  • The ramp closures are necessary so crews can work on the interchange.  

Johnnie Dodds Boulevard Nighttime Lane Closures:

  • Drivers should expect temporary, nighttime lane closures for three miles on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard (U.S. Highway 17) from the end of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge to I-526.
  • Construction activity will occur from 9 p.m. - 6 a.m. in an effort to reduce the impact on drivers (*UPDATE: This weekend, construction will begin on Friday, Sept. 28, and continue through 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29).
  • The speed limit on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard is reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph in the construction zone.

East Frontage Road

  • Daytime Lane Closures:
  • Drivers should expect temporary, daytime lane closures on East Frontage Road from McGrath Darby Boulevard to Bowman Road.
  • For areas with low traffic volumes, the construction activity could occur as early as 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lane closures in areas of high traffic will be delayed until 8:30 a.m.
  • Drivers will have access to businesses along East Frontage Road at all times during construction.            
  • Drivers should expect minor, nighttime road closures from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. due to eastbound and westbound road closures of East Frontage Road from McGrath Darby Boulevard to Bowman Road. 
  • The daily starting time of this closure may be delayed until 9 p.m. if traffic is heavy.
  • Nighttime Road Closures:
  • Drivers should expect minor, nighttime road closures from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. due to eastbound and westbound road closures of East Frontage Road from McGrath Darby Boulevard to Bowman Road. 
  • The daily starting time of this closure may be delayed until 9 p.m. if traffic is heavy.

West Frontage Road

  • Daytime Lane Closures:
  • Drivers should expect temporary, daytime lane closures on West Frontage Road from Mathis Ferry Road to Bowman Road.
  • For areas with low traffic volumes, the construction activity could occur as early as 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lane closures in areas of high traffic will be delayed until 8:30 a.m.
  • Drivers will have access to businesses along West Frontage Road at all times during construction.
  • Drivers should expect minor, nighttime road closures from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. due to eastbound and westbound road closures of West Frontage Road from Mathis Ferry Road to Bowman Road.
  • The daily starting time of this closure may be delayed until 9 p.m. if traffic is heavy.
  • Nighttime Road Closures:
  • Drivers should expect minor, nighttime road closures from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. due to eastbound and westbound road closures of West Frontage Road from Mathis Ferry Road to Bowman Road.
  • The daily starting time of this closure may be delayed until 9 p.m. if traffic is heavy. 

Bowman Road Closure Over Shem Creek:

As previously announced, the current phase of the project includes the temporary closure of the portion of Bowman Road that goes over Shem Creek (between McDonald's and Kmart on Bowman Road) while crews replace the small bridge. This closure to Bowman Road began on Monday, April 16, and should reopen within the next few weeks (media will be notified when this occurs). Construction areas will continue to be marked with traffic control devices and signs as they are now.

Drivers will be detoured as follows:

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