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Coligny Area Roadway Improvements

Project Details
Status:   Under Construction   Under Construction Icon

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Project Description

(Nassau Street, South Forest Beach, Lagoon Road Extension, Pope/Lagoon Intersection-Traffic Signal)

Various Roadway Improvements – new traffic signal at Pope-Lagoon, improved turn lanes on Pope Avenue, extending Lagoon Road into new park and adding on-street parking.

Pathway Reconstruction along Tanglewood Drive, and a new pathways along the Oceanside of South Forest Beach Drive from Coligny Beach Park to Tanglewood Drive.

Related CIP Project:

Lowcountry Celebration Park (Coligny Area Redevelopment Initiative)

Project Objectives

To improve traffic and pedestrian capacity and safety and support other public projects and economic development in this initiative area.

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Projected Project Schedule:  

Design/Permitting: Summer 2015 - Spring 2016

Projected Construction Start Date:  September 2018

Estimated Completion Date:  June 2019

Project Engineer:  Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company

Construction Contract Awarded To:  Quality Enterprises

Funding Sources:  TIF

Estimated Cost of Project:  $4.82 million

Project Manager:  

Jennifer Lyle email icon, Assistant Town Engineer, 843-341-4779


Project Updates
  • What Happened the Week Ending February 15, 2019

    • Grading and asphalt installation for left turn lane on Pope Avenue to Nassau Street.
    • Removal of the bike and pedestrian bridge in the eastbound direction from Nassau Street to Coligny Circle.
    • Pipe and stormwater boxes were installed at park entrance from Pope Avenue to new pond.
    • We received proposals for the new LowCountry Celebration Park.
    • Some emergency night work was necessary to deal with water issues during the installation of storm drainage infrastructure.

    What's Happening the Week of February 18, 2019

    • Reclaimed waterline relocation around westbound mast arm foundation for the new traffic signal.
      Left lane from Coligny Circle towards Sea Pines Circle expected to be closed on Tuesday, February 19.
    • Waterline replacement in median of Pope Avenue.
      Traffic interruptions expected at left turn lane and left travel lane heading towards Coligny Circle at Lagoon Road on Wednesday, February 20.
    • Waterline relocation around the eastbound mast arm foundations for the new traffic signal.
      Traffic interruptions expected at left lane on Pope Avenue heading towards Coligny Circle at Lagoon Road. Waterline interruption for the tenants of 3 Avocet Road (Surf and Racquet Club), 69 Pope Avenue (Aunt Chiladas), and the shopping center at 71 Pope Avenue are expected from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m., Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22.
    • Waterline relocation around new stormwater pipes and completion of stormwater infrastructure on the eastbound lane of Pope Avenue from Nassau Street to the park entrance.
      Traffic interruptions are expected across Pope Avenue heading towards Coligny Circle. Water service interruptions should be expected for the tenants of 70 Pope Avenue (Circle Center / Bi-Lo Shopping Center) and 72 Pope Avenue (Wild Wings Cafe) expected from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday, February 25.
  • 2/14/2019 - The Town's contractor had to work after hours last evening (until 11:00 PM) to secure and stabilize an area around new storm drainage infrasturcture installation. This was an unexpected event and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
  • What Happened the Week Ending February 8, 2019

    • Preparation for waterline relocation and mast arm foundations for the new traffic signal at Pope Avenue and Lagoon Road / Park entrance and around new stormwater pipe
    • New signal mast arm foundation casings completed
    • Completion of stormwater infrastructure on the eastbound lane of Pope Ave from the Park entrance to Coligny Circle
    • Closure of bike and pedestrian pathway on Pope Avenue in eastbound direction from Park entrance to Coligny Circle
    • Stormwater infrastructure installation on Park entrance to the existing lagoon / pond
    • Removal of existing curbing and median for new left turn lane from Pope Ave to Nassau Street

    What's Happening the Week of February 11, 2019

    • Closure of bike and pedestrian pathway and removal of pedestrian bridge in eastbound directions from Nassau Street to Coligny Circle
    • Waterline relocation around new stormwater pipes and completion of stormwater infrastructure on the eastbound lane of Pope Avenue from Nassau Street to the Park entrance
    • Waterline relocation around the mast arm foundations for the new traffic signal (lane closures expected in the westbound direction)
    • Continuation of stormwater infrastructure from Park entrance to the existing lagoon / pond
  • What Happened the Week Ending February 1, 2019

    • Installation of stormwater pipe on the eastbound lane of Pope Avenue from Nassau Street to Park entrance – near completion
    • Preparing for waterline relocation and mast arm foundations for the new traffic signal at Pope Avenue and Lagoon Road / Park entrance 
    • Utility coordination with Hargray, Palmetto Electric, and South Island PSD for conflicts with storm drainage infrastructure on Pope Avenue
    • Full depth patching on Pope Avenue completed
    • Tree removal completed

    What's Happening the Week of February 4, 2019

    • Waterline relocation around new stormwater pipes and completion of stormwater infrastructure on the eastbound lane of Pope Avenue from Nassau Street to the Park entrance
    • Waterline relocation around the mast arm foundations for the new traffic signal (lane closures expected in the westbound direction)
    • Stormwater infrastructure to be installed on the eastbound lane of Pope Avenue from the Park entrance to Coligny Circle
    • Stormwater infrastructure to be installed on the new Park entrance to the existing lagoon / pond
  • What Happened the Week Ending January 25, 2019

    • Excavation for stormwater drainage infrastructure on the eastbound lane of Pope Avenue
    • Installation of stormwater pipe and catch basins on the eastbound lane of Pope Avenue
    • Tree removal on Tanglewood Drive and South Forest Beach Drive continued
    • Preparing for waterline relocation and mast arm foundations for the new traffic signal at Pope Avenue and Lagoon Road / Park entrance

    What’s Happening the Week of January 28, 2019

    • Continuation of installation for stormwater infrastructure on the eastbound lane of Pope Avenue
    • Full depth patching on Pope Avenue to continue at the Pope Avenue / Cordillo Parkway / Shipyard Drive intersection and Pope Avenue eastbound turn lane towards Executive Park Rd
    • Tree removal on Tanglewood Drive and South Forest Beach Drive to be completed
    • Waterline relocation around the mast arm foundations for the new traffic signal at Pope Avenue and Lagoon Road / Park entrance

Project Photos & Videos
  • Photo of Storm Drainage at the New Park Entrance
    Storm Drainage at the New Park Entrance - 2/15/2019
  • Photo of Partial Pedestrian Bridge Removal for Stormwater Infrastructure
    Partial Pedestrian Bridge Removal for Stormwater Infrastructure - 2/15/2019
  • Photo of Left Turn Lane at NassausStreet
    Left Turn Lane at NassausStreet - 2/15/2019
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