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Office Park Road / Pope Avenue / New Orleans Road Intersection Improvement Project

Project Details
Status:   Under Construction   Under Construction Icon

Project Area Map

Project Description

Expansion and realignment of the existing signalized intersection. The New Orleans Road approach will be widened to include two left turn lanes, one straight through lane, and one right turn lane. The Office Park Road approach will be widened to include a left turn lane, straight through lane, and right turn lane. The Pope Avenue south (beach) bound approach will be widened to include a left turn lane to New Orleans Road, two through lanes, and a right turn lane to Office Park Road. The project construction also includes geometric improvements at the intersection of Office Park Road and Greenwood Drive by lengthening turning storage lanes for vehicles entering and exiting Office Park Road at Greenwood Drive.

Project Objectives

Improve vehicular and pedestrian traffic capacity, safety, and conveyance.

Additional Documents



Projected Project Schedule:  February through June 2018

Projected Construction Start Date:  February 2018

Estimated Completion Date:  June 2018

Project Engineer:  Infrastructure Consulting and Engineering

Construction Contract Awarded To:  Quality Enterprises USA, Inc.

Funding Sources:  TIF

Estimated Cost of Project:  $3,400,000 (including design and property acquisition)

Project Manager:  

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


Project Updates
  • 4/23/2018 - Media Release - Traffic Interruptions - Office Park Road and Greenwood Drive
    There will be traffic interruptions on Office Park Road and Greenwood Drive on April 24th through April 26th. The traffic interruptions will occur while construction crews install a water line, stormwater infrastructure, curbing, and pavement on Office Park Road and Greenwood Drive. more information...
  • 4/20/2018 -

    Office Park / Pope Ave / New Orleans Rd Update:

    • Construction on Phase 1 (South / Ocean Side of intersection) continues. Landscape median removed on New Orleans Road and new concrete median constructed. Intermediate asphalt placed on New Orleans Road. Concrete curb and gutter constructed on right turn lane of Pope Avenue to New Orleans Road. Bridge abutment for pedestrian bridge on south side of intersection adjacent to Pope Avenue and New Orleans Road and pedestrian landings for the intersection at Compass Rose Park are being completed.
    • Electrical conduit for new traffic signal is scheduled to be installed. Traffic shift to Phase 2 of construction (north side of intersection) under temporary traffic signal is expected to occur the week of 4/30/18. The New Orleans Road approach will be temporarily condensed to 2 approaches during Phase 2 – one dedicated left turn and one shared left turn, straight, and right turn lane. The Office Road approach will continue as one shared left turn, straight, and right turn lane and the Pope Avenue approaches will not change.

    Greenwood Dr / Office Park Rd Update:

    • Work on Greenwood Drive / Office Park Road is scheduled to begin the week of 4/23/18. The right turn lane from Greenwood Drive to Office Park Road will be closed during portions of construction. The waterline relocation is scheduled to occur the week of 4/23/18 at night. Lane closures on Office Park Road at Greenwood Drive will occur to complete the waterline and stormwater construction.
  • 3/30/2018 - Media Release - Hilton Head Island Pathway Closures - Pope Avenue, Office Park Road, and New Orleans Road
    Easter Week Visitors are reminded that roadway construction activities will continue at the Pope Avenue / Office Park Road / New Orleans Road and Office Park Road / Greenwood Drive intersections. more information...
  • 3/26/2018 -
    • Construction on Phase 1 (south side of intersection) continues.
    • Concrete curb on New Orleans Road and base asphalt pavement installed for new travel lane adjacent to Compass Rose Park.
    • Intermediate course on new roadway section of Office Park Road has been installed.
    • Surface pavement for new pathway alignment on Office Park Road is complete.
    • Existing landscaped median on New Orleans Road is planned to occur the week of 3/26/18 - 3/31/18, with temporary pavement installation. Temporary lane closures for the left turn from New Orleans Road to Pope Avenue will occur during removal of the landscaped median and temporary pavement installation.
    • New stormwater infrastructure is scheduled to be installed on Office Park adjacent to Greenwood Drive. Temporary lane closures will occur at this location.
  • 3/9/2018 - Construction on Phase 1 (South side of intersection) has continued. Storm drainage and curb and gutter on Office Park Road on the South side of the intersection is complete, with additional curb and gutter to be installed along Pope Avenue at Office Park Road. Base pavement on the new roadway section of Office Park Road is installed. The new pathway location along Office Park has been formed with stone base installed. Storm drainage installation on New Orleans Road and curb and gutter on New Orleans Road adjacent to Compass Rose Park is nearing completion.

    The South crosswalk on Pope Avenue and crosswalk on New Orleans Road remain closed. The North Crosswalk on Pope Avenue is open for the duration of Phase 1. If you must travel on a bike in the vicinity of the construction area, please use extreme caution to share the road or walk your bike along the shoulder.
  • 2/19/2018 - Construction began on February 5, 2018. The pathway on Office Park Road from Park Place to Pope Avenue has been closed, and the pathway along the west side of Pope Avenue to Office Park Road has been closed for construction. Tree removal for Phase 1 (South side of intersection) has occurred. Storm drainage installation on Office Park Road is underway. Construction started for the new pedestrian bridge abutment on the pathway along Pope Avenue adjacent to Office Park Road. Temporary pavement on New Orleans Road in an existing landscaped median was placed to shift traffic for construction phasing. Storm drainage on New Orleans Road is scheduled to start this week and traffic will be shifted to the temporary pavement section on New Orleans Road.

    All pedestrian crosswalks are scheduled to close this week, with detour routes marked with signage. If you must travel on a bike in the vicinity of the construction area, please use extreme caution to share the road or walk your bike along the shoulder.
  • 2/7/2018 - Hilton Head Island Pathway Closures - Pope Avenue, Office Park Road, and New Orleans Road
    As part of its Capital Improvements Program, the Town has awarded Quality Enterprises USA, Inc. a contract to improve the intersection of Office Park Road, Pope Avenue, and New Orleans Road. Construction has begun and is to be substantially completed by mid-June. The crosswalks on Pope Avenue at this intersection will be closed during the project. Segments of pathway will be closed periodically on Office Park Road, Pope Avenue, and New Orleans Road. Read more...

Project Photos & Videos
  • Photo of New Travel Lane - New Orleans Base Pavement
    New Travel Lane - New Orleans Base Pavement - 3/23/2018
  • Photo of New Pathway and Travel Lane - Office Park Rd
    New Pathway and Travel Lane - Office Park Rd - 3/23/2018
  • Photo of Intermediate Pavement Installation
    Intermediate Pavement Installation - 3/15/2018
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