Charleston County plans a public meeting next month on the airport connector road project proposed for North Charleston.
It will be held 6-8 p.m. June 18 at Jerry Zucker Middle School at 6401 Dorchester Road. The meeting will be conducted in an open-house format, with a project overview at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A session.
The proposed road would replace the four-lane International Boulevard from Interstate 526 to Charleston International Airport. The replacement would run from Montague Avenue at I-526, down a powerline easement behind the former Trailwood Mobile Home Park to Michaux Parkway, and on to the airport.
County officials will present alternatives and share findings on potential effects on the community and nearby residents. Attendees will also have the opportunity to review exhibits and provide written comments.
"Meetings with key stakeholders and the community will be crucial throughout the ongoing planning, design and permitting phases of the project," said Richard Turner of the county's Transportation Development Department.
The goal of the $42 million connector road will be to ease congestion and create more traffic connections around the airport, where Boeing Co. has about 6,000 employees. Also, the aerospace giant is planning to expand on 468 acres it is leasing across from its 787 Dreamliner campus.
Information will be posted at acr.charlestoncounty.org. For more on the June 18 meeting, call 202-6140.