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Press Release

Lane Closure and Modification - Eastbound William Hilton Parkway in advance of Gum Tree Road / Sol Blatt Jr. Cross Island Parkway Ramp Connections

Release Date: September 13, 2013

Contact Information:
Darrin Shoemaker , Traffic and Transporation Engineer, (843)341-4774, Fax: (843)842-8587


The Town is constructing a pathway project to provide pedestrian connectivity between the intersection of William Hilton Parkway with Gum Tree Road and the Honey Horn and Jarvis Creek Park recreational areas. In addition to the new pathways, the project includes improvements to the William Hilton Parkway / Gum Tree Road intersection and traffic signal. This will result in a free-flow right turn for motorists turning right from the Cross Island Parkway off-ramp opposite Gum Tree Road onto on-island William Hilton Parkway. Providing this free-flow right turn from the off ramp will require that the far right lane of eastbound (on-island) William Hilton Parkway approaching this intersection be converted from a shared through/right-turn lane to an exclusive right-turn-only lane at the Cross Island Parkway / Gum Tree Road signalized intersection. This lane currently begins at the Spanish Wells Road signal and terminates as an exclusive right turn lane serving Jarvis Park Road. Following the Town's project, the lane will terminate as a free-flow exclusive right-turn lane onto the Cross Island Parkway on-ramp.

Beginning Monday, September 16th at 9:00 AM, the Town's contractor will close the far right lane of eastbound (on-island) William Hilton Parkway in advance of the Gum Tree Road signal in the vicinity of the Cross Island Parkway overpasses. The lane will remain closed for the duration of the construction project, until it is reopened as an exclusive right turn lane serving motorists turning onto the on-ramp toward the Cross Island Parkway later in the project. It is anticipated that the lane will be reopened in late October.

Eastbound (on-island) motorists on William Hilton Parkway are asked to be aware of this lane closure and to use extra caution as they travel between Spanish Wells Road and Gum Tree Road for the duration of the construction project, scheduled to conclude in late October.