Harbor View Road lanes to close overnight through April 17 for improvements project

Harbor View Road between Fort Sumter Drive and Lawton Place will be partially closed during overnight hours beginning tonight and lasting through April 17, according to Charleston County Transportation Development.

The nighttime lane closures are for the Harbor View Road improvements project, a release states.

Flagmen will be on site to direct traffic and at no time is the entire roadway expected to be closed.

Lane closures will begin at 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and re-open at 6 a.m. On Friday and Saturday nights, lane closures will be from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

All work is weather permitting and there will be access to businesses and residential properties along Harbor View Road at all times.

Drivers travelling through the construction site are asked to be aware of equipment and crews working in the area, the release states.

The purpose of the Harbor View Road Improvements project is to improve traffic flow and safety and to provide adequate bicycle and pedestrian facilities, according to the release.

The scheduled completion of the project is expected in fall 2016.

It will include the addition of a center two-way left turn lane between North Shore Drive and Affirmation Boulevard, the addition of right turn lanes at major intersections, the addition of traffic signals at Fort Sumter Drive and Mikell Drive, the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Harbor View Road and Fort Johnson Road and the addition of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

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