MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - On Wednesday, at a town council retreat, Mount Pleasant council members voted unanimously to remove on-street parking that was previously approved as part of the Coleman Boulevard Improvement Project.
The more than $18 million project was approved by the former town council.
According to Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie, council voted unanimously to remove the on-street parking on Coleman Boulevard.
A vote to remove the divided median failed 6 to 2 with Councilman Joe Bustos and Mayor Haynie voting for its removal.
The construction on the project started in September 2017.
The infrastructure project involves reconstructing Coleman Boulevard between Mill Street and Pherigo Street to create storm water, roadway and utility upgrades.
An adaptive traffic signal system will be installed along Coleman Boulevard to streamline traffic flow and transit amenities such as bus pullouts and shelters will also be installed.
Additionally, the project will provide improved bike lanes and sidewalks, street lighting, a way-finding system, landscaped medians, on-street parking and an activity zone between the roadway and buildings fronting the street.
Mayor Haynie said everything else remains the same as long as state transportation officials allow the removal of the on-street parking without further changes to the project.