Charleston County officials will host a community meeting next month to discuss the proposed realignment of roads near Charleston International Airport to accommodate the future growth of Boeing.

The two-hour meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. March 4 at Goodwin Elementary School at 5501 Dorchester Road in North Charleston.

The Airport Connector Road project, as it is being called, calls for building a new road from Montague Avenue down a power line easement behind the former Trailwood Mobile Home Park and then connecting with Michaux Parkway before extending on to the airport by the police station. International Boulevard from Interstate 526 to the airport would eventually be closed to through traffic because of Boeing's expansion plans.

Officials say the road project's goal will be to provide increased connectivity for local commuters as well as citizens and visitors traveling directly to and from the airport. Meetings with key stakeholders and the community will be crucial throughout the planning, design and permitting phases of the project.

The meeting, a public introduction to the proposed new road, will provide early planning information and goals and offer the chance for questions and comments.

Other meetings will be held to get more feedback as the road project moves along.

To see timelines of the project's status, significant milestones and future public meetings, go to For more information, call Charleston County Transportation Development department at (843) 202-6140.