Beresford Creek Bridge to close for construction June 19

The long awaited replacement of the Beresford Creek Bridge started this month. Dominion, AT&T, and Home Telecom are currently relocating utilities off of the old bridge. That work is expected to take about six weeks, and as soon as that work is done, the old bridge will be removed and a new one will be built in its place.
 
We expect to close the bridge on June 19, and the closure is anticipated to last approximately nine months. We are hopeful that there will be ways to reduce this timeline.
 
Thanks to our engineering partner, JMT, our State House Representative Mark Smith, the Daniel Island POA, the City Public Service Department, and Mayor Tecklenburg for helping to get this project moving. It has truly been a team effort.
 
I realize this is going to be an inconvenience, but the new bridge will be an incredible improvement for the island. If you would like to learn more about this important project, the city is holding a community meeting at 5 p.m., June 15, at the Daniel Island Recreation Center.
 
TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES ON DI AND POINT HOPE
 
We have also been working to install traffic calming devices both on Daniel Island and in Point Hope.
 
A new speed bump has been installed on Oak Leaf Street near the Crow’s Nest pool. Additional traffic improvements are being installed in Point Hope near the entrances to Philip Simmons Elementary, Middle, and High schools. These improvements will include a raised
crosswalk and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) to increase pedestrian safety
 
FAIRCHILD STREET AND RIVER LANDING DRIVE INTERSECTION
 
Additionally, the Fairchild and River Landing intersection will be receiving an upgrade. As you are driving from Island Park Drive to River Landing Drive, the right lane will be converted to a right turn only arrow, and the left lane will be converted to a left and a straight through arrow. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to make this change by a simple repainting of the arrows since it is owned by the South Carolina Department of Transportation. There will be some minor construction to correct the alignment, install additional signals, and then the arrows will be repainted.
 
SIDEWALKS
 
Lastly, as you may have noticed, the City’s Public Service Department has been working diligently to replace many of the sidewalks on Daniel Island. Over the years, many of the roots on the street trees have grown much larger and have caused breaks in some of the sidewalks. This is an ongoing effort but is a much needed refurbishment. 
 
Thank you for allowing me to serve. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. The best way to reach me is by my city email address: greggb@charleston-sc.gov.
 

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555

 

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