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Press Release

Road Work – Intersection of William Hilton Parkway with Gum Tree Road and Sol Blatt Jr. Cross Island Parkway Ramps

Release Date: February 23, 2011

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


A contractor retained by the South Carolina Department of Transportation will be performing pavement marking maintenance within and adjacent to the intersection of William Hilton Parkway with Gum Tree Road and the Sol Blatt Jr. Cross Island Parkway on- and off-ramps on the evening of Sunday, February 27th, 2011, weather permitting. The work will begin at 7:00 p.m. and continue into the late night and/or early morning hours on Monday, February 28th, 2011.  The work will be completed well in advance of the morning peak volume period that begins at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, the 28th.

This work will refurbish the previously existing dashed lines in the interior of this intersection used to guide motorists through the intersection when turning left from Gum Tree Road onto William Hilton Parkway or to pass through the intersection on William Hilton Parkway. The lines have faded badly in recent years, and this is a high priority maintenance project for the South Carolina Department of Transportation toward the goal of improving safety. Time permitting, the work crews will also refurbish the lane lines on eastbound William Hilton Parkway approaching the Gum Tree Road traffic signal, which are also in need of maintenance.

Motorists passing through the intersection between 7:00 p.m. on Sunday the 27th and 6:00 a.m. on Monday the 28th should be aware of this maintenance work and its potential to result in individual lane closures on William Hilton Parkway. They are asked to use caution during this late night work. No turns or through movements will be completely closed to traffic during the work, however, and motorists will be able to proceed through the intersection from all directions as they do normally while the work proceeds.