A portion of the eastbound (outbound) lane of Seabrook Island Road will be temporarily closed from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Fri. November 12th, due to the presence of water pumping equipment. During these times, Seabrook Island Road will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic.
Beginning Sunday, November 14th, a portion of the eastbound (outbound) lane of Seabrook Island Road will be closed due to construction of a new turn lane into the future Seafields senior living community. This phase of construction is expected to be completed by Thursday, November 18th (weather permitting).
Construction activities between November 14th-18th will take place during the evening and overnight hours (8:00 PM to 6:00 AM). During these times, Seabrook Island Road will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic.
Motorists are encouraged to allow additional time if traveling to and from Seabrook Island while workers are present. Drivers should also be prepared to stop when instructed by flaggers.
To report an issue while workers are present, please contact Town Hall at by phone at (843) 768-5321 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN
Portions of Seabrook Island Road (eastbound lane) will be temporarily closed on Wed. October 20th; bike pathway to be restricted on Thu. October 21st and Fri. October 22nd due to tree work
On Wednesday, October 20th, a portion of the eastbound (outbound) lane of Seabrook Island Road will be closed due to tree trimming. A tree contractor will be working in the right-of-way to limb up several trees prior to construction of a new left-turn lane into the future Seafields senior living community. Set up will commence between 7:30 am and 9:00 am on Wednesday, and the trimming work will take place between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. During these times, Seabrook Island Road will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic. It is anticipated that the trimming work will be completed in a single day.
On Thursday, October 21st, and Friday, October 22nd, the tree contractor will be back to remove five trees at the entrance to the future Seafields project. At this time, it is anticipated that the tree contractor will be able to access and remove these trees from the bike pathway; however, it is possible that the outbound lane of Seabrook Island Road may be temporarily closed on Thursday and/or Friday if deemed necessary for public safety. Pedestrians and bicyclists are advised that portions of the bike pathway may be temporarily closed or restricted on Thursday and Friday. It is anticipated that the tree removal work will be completed by the end of the day on Friday.
Unlike the previous lane closure, which took place on September 30th and impacted the entire length of Seabrook Island Road, this closure will be confined to a single area between Andell Bluff Boulevard (Marina entrance) and the traffic circle (See diagram below). Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are encouraged to allow additional time if traveling to and from Seabrook Island between Wednesday and Friday. Drivers should also be prepared to stop when instructed by flaggers.
To report an issue while workers are present, please contact Town Hall at by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at email@example.com.
Public Notice: Portions of Seabrook Island Road (eastbound lane) will be temporarily closed on Thu. September 30th due to survey work
On Thursday, September 30th, the town's engineering contractor, ESP Associates, will be conducting subsurface exploration and pavement evaluation services on parts of Seabrook Island Road. The work will commence at approximately 8:00 am and will take place over the course of the day on Thursday.
Testing will be conducted at 12 locations along Seabrook Island Road, with each location spaced roughly 500 feet apart. The work will begin outside the SIPOA Security Gate and will progress toward the traffic circle near Freshfields.
While crews are performing survey work, portions of the eastbound lane of Seabrook Island may be temporarily closed to traffic. Motorists are encouraged to allow additional time if traveling to and from Seabrook Island on Thursday. Drivers should be prepared to stop when instructed by flaggers. The survey work is not expected to impact the inbound or outbound pathways adjacent to Seabrook Island Road.
This work is being undertaken as part of the town's road and drainage evaluation project, and is not related to the new Seafields senior living project.
On Fri. December 18th, the town's paving contractor, Superior Blacktop Services, will be present on Seabrook Island Road to mill and repave the crosswalks in front of Town Hall and near the entrance to Bohicket Marina. The work is scheduled to begin at 8:00 am and will continue throughout the day.
At times, sections of Seabrook Island Road will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic. Motorists and pedestrians may experience minor delays while work is taking place. Please use caution when traveling on Seabrook Island Road when workers are present.
The the bike path along Seabrook Island Road was re-opened to traffic on Wednesday, April 1st. The crosswalk located across the street from the entrance to Bohicket Marina will remain closed for a few more days pending concrete repairs; however, pedestrians and cyclists may once again use the entire length of the pathway between Town Hall and Freshfields… provided you maintain proper social distancing, of course!
On January 15th, Mayor John Gregg authorized the Town Administrator to solicit bids from at least three paving contractors for the purpose of repairing sections of the town’s bike path along Seabrook Island Road. In the interest of public safety, and in an effort to reduce the turnaround time for making these repairs, the Mayor authorized these services to be procured following an expedited procurement procedure in accordance with the Town Code.
On February 5th, while walking between Town Hall and Freshfields Village, an individual was reported to have tripped and fallen on a section of the pathway that had been damaged by a tree root. That individual was taken by EMS responders to a hospital. In light of this incident and to minimize the risk of injury to bicyclists and pedestrians, the town made the decision to close the pathway between Town Hall and Freshfields Village. The pathway was closed to traffic on February 6th and has remained closed since that time, pending repairs.
On February 11th, the town awarded a contract for the demolition and repaving of damaged sections of the pathway. The town has also authorized its landscape contractor to undertake pruning of tree roots that are affecting the pavement where the repairs will be made.
Repair work on the pathway is expected to begin on Tuesday, February 18th. The contractor estimates that the repairs will take approximately 3 weeks to complete; however, this timeline will be highly dependent upon weather conditions. The pathway may be re-opened in sections as conditions allow.
Access points along the pathway have been barricaded at Town Hall, across from Andell Bluff Boulevard and at Freshfields Village. For your safety and the safety of our contractors, DO NOT WALK OR RIDE AROUND THE BARRICADES.
During the construction process, motorists on Seabrook Island Road may encounter cyclists riding in the road right-of-way. Motorists and cyclists are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the state of South Carolina’s bicycle laws, and to always use caution when using Seabrook Island Road. Additional rules and safety tips may be found on the Palmetto Cycling Coalition’s website.
For more information, please contact Seabrook Island Town Hall at (843) 768-9121.
In consequence of an incident that took place on Wednesday, February 5th, the bike path on the outbound lane of Seabrook Island Road will be CLOSED between Town Hall and Freshfields Village beginning on Thursday, February 6th at 4:00 pm for pending repairs. We regret the inconvenience but have determined that closure of the pathway is appropriate to protect public safety. The pathway on the inbound lane between Landfall Way and Bohicket Marina will remain open.
The town’s tree maintenance contractor will be working on Seabrook Island Road for the next several days. During this time, there may be instances when Seabrook Island Road is reduced to a single lane and the bike path may be blocked. Please use caution while traveling between the SIPOA security gate and the traffic circle as workers and equipment may be present. All work is expected to be completed by March 1st.
The National Weather Service is forecasting moderate to potentially heavy rainfall in the Charleston region on Saturday night (December 8th) and into Sunday morning (December 9th). Heavy rain and wind are expected to generate higher than normal tides, which have the potential to cause tidal flooding on Seabrook Island Road and other low lying areas. Rain is expected to taper off on Sunday afternoon.
The Post and Courier reports: "Northeast winds from 20 to 30 mph and gusts as high as 40 mph will accompany some 2 to 3 inches of rain." It is possible that Sunday's high tide may "peak above 8 feet - a height that can swamp low-lying streets, can undermine properties as well as exacerbate erosion." [Read the full article here]
While wintry condition are expected to blanket large parts of North and South Carolina this weekend, the current forecast does not anticipate any snow or ice in our area. High temperatures in the Charleston area are expected to reach the low to mid 50's on Saturday and Sunday.
High Tide Predictions (NOAA Kiawah Bridge)
Planning Commission grants conditional approval for Kiawah Senior Living Facility encroachment permit
On Wed. October 3rd, the Seabrook Island Planning Commission considered a request from Atlantic Partners II, LLC (the "Applicant"), to grant an encroachment permit for a new driveway on Seabrook Island Road. The purpose of this encroachment permit request is to provide access to and from Seabrook Island Road for a proposed 200-unit senior living facility adjacent to the Freshfields Village Development.
The Planning Commission discussed this request on four separate occasions: July 18th, August 15th, September 26th and October 3rd. In addition, the applicants participated in a town-hosted public informational meeting on August 7th, which was held at the Seabrook Island Club and attended by more than 200 residents.
By a vote of 3-1, the Planning Commission approved the Applicant's request to grant an encroachment permit, subject to the following conditions:
At this time, the applicant may accept the conditions and move forward with the encroachment permit, appeal the Planning Commission’s decision to Seabrook Island Town Council for de novo review, or withdraw its request.
To view a copy of the full motion (with conditions), please click here.
To view the engineered drawings for the new driveway and off-site improvements to Seabrook Island Road, please click here.