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.
Work related to the Seabrook Island Road storm drainage improvement project is scheduled to begin during the week of August 20th. The first four weeks will require mobilization of equipment and materials by the town's contractor, Triad Engineering. There are nine additional major events on the schedule, including:
The pipe replacement is scheduled to begin on September 4th. We are planning weekly updates to keep you informed of work progress and any changes in schedules.
Please be aware of large equipment and trucks turning into and exiting the parking lot at Town Hall. Look for signs, cones, and flagmen to guide you around working areas on Seabrook Island Road. The completion date for all phases of the project is scheduled for November 9, 2018.
Seabrook Island Road Drainage Improvement Project - Project Schedule
Town of Seabrook Island
Public Meeting Notice
August 7, 2018 – 3:00 PM
Seabrook Island Club (3772 Seabrook Island Road)
On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 3:00 PM, the Town of Seabrook Island will host representatives from the real estate development firm, Big Rock Partners, which is proposing to build a 200-room senior living facility adjacent to the Freshfields Village shopping center. Representatives from Big Rock will provide details on their proposed project, and will answer questions from Seabrook Island residents. All interested residents are encouraged to attend.
A quorum of Town Council and the Planning Commission may be present; however, no official town business will be conducted.
This meeting will take place behind the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association security gate. Any individual wishing to attend the meeting who does not have access behind the security gate should contact (843) 768-5321 for assistance prior to the meeting.