The South Carolina Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting on plans for the intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and Main Road from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria at C.E. Williams Middle School at 640 Butte St.
The DOT has proposed a “superstreet” design for the intersection at the entryway to Johns Island. That design keeps traffic flowing more freely on a major thoroughfare by reducing the effect of left turns and crossings from a side street, DOT officials have said.
Under the design, traffic from Main Road won’t be able to turn left or cross U.S. 17. Instead, cars must first turn right onto U.S. 17, move into the left lane, then make a U-turn.
The meeting will have a drop-in format with project displays available for viewing. The DOT will collect written and verbal comments.
The intersection is highly congested, especially at rush hour, and has a high rate of collisions.
For more information, the public may contact safety projects engineer Keith Riddle at 803-737-0403.