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William Hilton Parkway Shelter Cove Area Intersection Improvements

Project Details
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Project Description

Safety and Capacity improvements at 5 intersections on US 278 in the Shelter Cove area, with traffic signal modifications at King Neptune/Queens Folly, the old Mall Boulevard, and a new signal at Shelter Cove Lane near the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, 2 new signalized crosswalks, and the removal of two unsignalized crosswalks.


Project Limits

5 intersections / median crossovers on US 278 (Business) between Queens Folly Road & King Neptune Drive and Shelter Cove Lane at the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office (AKA Shelter Cove Lane North)

Improvements

Overall:

  • Project will improve pedestrian and bicycle safety by adding two new signalized crosswalks and removing two UN-SIGNALIZED crosswalks. A new multi-use pathway section was also recently built along eastbound side of US 278, to fill the gap in front of Shelter Cove Plaza (TJ MAXX).
  • Project will improve intersection safety, capacity and function by adding a new signal, modifying two existing signals, allowing more concurrent turning movements, and limiting dangerous movements at two unsignalized median crossovers.
  • Beautification through landscaping of the medians near the work areas.

Per Intersection:

  • Queens Folly Road - Minimal pavement widening to add a duel left turn lane and associated signal revisions  for concurrent lefts.
  • King Neptune Drive – Minimal pavement widening to add a duel left turn lane and associated signal revisions for concurrent lefts.
  • Shelter Cove Lane – Median crossover near Kroger Gas / Starbucks - Removal of left turn egress by raised concrete islands and median noses to deter/prevent left turns out of Shelter Cove. Left turns from US 278 into Shelter Cove Lane will still be allowed.
  • Shifting of US 278 West Bound (Off Island) through lanes to accommodate lengthening of double left turn lane into Shelter Cove Lane (formerly Mall Blvd). Also Includes the addition of double left turn lanes coming out of Shelter Cove. Existing Span Wire signals are being replaced with mast arms and signal revisions are planned to accommodate the additional lanes and new intersection configuration. This includes new signal phases on the through lanes and removal of the existing acceleration lane that previously facilitated left turns out of the Mall. Upgrades to this intersection include new pedestrian crossings and pedestrian signals.
  • The median crossover at the Shelter Cove Plaza entrance near Whole Foods - Removal of left turn egress by raised concrete islands and median noses to deter/prevent left turns out of Shelter Cove. Left turns from US 278 into Shelter Cove Lane will still be allowed. Additionally, the unsignalized crosswalk is being removed.
  • A new traffic signal will be installed at Shelter Cove Lane near the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department (AKA Shelter Cove Lane North). This signal will include widening of Shelter Cove Lane to accommodate two egress approach lanes (left and right turns) as well as new pedestrian signals. Signals are to be mast arm type.


Project Objectives

To improve safety and conveyance for vehicular and pedestrian at key intersections along US 278.

Additional Documents


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Projected Construction Start Date:  Late November 2019

Estimated Completion Date:  June 1, 2020

  • Shelter Cove Lane North / BCSO (Jan - Feb)
  • King Neptune Way (Jan - Feb)
  • Queens Folly (Feb - Mar)
  • Shelter Cove Lane - Mall Blvd (Feb - Mar)
  • Shelter Cove Lane South /Kroger's Gas/Starbuck's (Mar - Apr)
  • Whole Foods Crossover (Mar - Apr)
  • Final Paving and Finish Work (Apr - May)

Project Engineer:  HDR

Construction Contract Awarded To:  JS Construction Services, Inc

Funding Sources:  Hospitality Taxes

Estimated Cost of Project:  $1,458,000

Project Manager:  

James Cook email icon, Engineering Project Manager, 843-341-4778


Project Updates
  • 6/2/2020 - Starting Tuesday June 2, 2020, the Town's contractor will be placing permanent pavement markings along William Hilton Parkway from the intersection of King Neptune/Queens Folly up to Shelter Cove Lane next the Sheriff's Department. This work will take place between approximately 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM and is scheduled to take place each night through Thursday 6/4/2020. Lane closures are expected to be temporary and intermittent. Traffic will be controlled with warning devices, signs, and flaggers. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in this area.
  • What Happened the Week Ending of April 13, 2020

    • Placed asphalt build up along William Hilton Parkway for through lane widening.
    • Milling at Mall Blvd.
    • Preparations for placing new curb and gutter at Shelter Cove Near Kroger Fuel Station.
    • Preparations to place signal poles at Shelter Cove Central.

    What's Happening the Week of April 20, 2020

    • Finish placing asphalt along William Hilton Parkway through lanes.
    • Placing asphalt at Shelter Cove Central.
    • Installing new curb and gutter at Shelter Cove Entrance near Kroger Fuel Station.
    • Installing new concrete landing at Shelter Cove North.
    • Placing signal poles at Mast Arms at Shelter Cove Central.
    • Shifting traffic to new through lanes along William Hilton Parkway.
  • What Happened the Week Ending April 10, 2020

    • Installed curb & gutter along William Hilton Parkway.
    • Finished installing catch basins along William Hilton Parkway.
    • Installed traffic signal footing at Mall Drive and detector loops at Shelter Cove Lane, King Neptune, and Queens Folly.

    What's Happening the Week of April 13, 2020

    • Placing asphalt along William Hilton Parkway.
    • Milling and Paving at Mall Blvd.
    • Placing signal poles on completed footings.
    • Installing new pedestrian landing at Shelte Cove Lane signal near Beaufort County Sheriff's Department.
  • What Happened the Week Ending April 3, 2020

    • Completed the new signal at the northern most entrance to Shelter Cove Lane.
    • Shifted traffic along US 278 to prepare for widening and placement of new curb and gutter.  This shift is expected to last for two weeks.
    • Completed new signal footing in the median across from Shelter Cove Lane (Mall Blvd).

    What's Happening the Week of April 6, 2020

    • Installing curb and gutter along the outbound lanes of US 278.
    • Placing new asphalt along the widened portion of US 278.
    • Installing new curb, gutter, and curb flumes at the unsignalized crossings near the Kroger Gas Center and Whole Foods.
    • Complete final signal footing at Shelter Cove Lane (Mall Blvd).
  • 3/31/2020 - News Release - Shelter Cove Area Night Time Work and U.S. 278 Bus. Lane Shifts and Median Closures Next Two Weeks
    Starting Wednesday, April 1, 2020 and extending through April 15, 2020, motorist traveling in the Shelter Cove area may experience delays while contractors for the Town of Hilton Head Island close lanes at the Shelter Cove Lane traffic signal, the median crossover near Whole Foods, and the median crossover near the Kroger Fuel Plaza, as well as a lane shift operation. Read more...
    Shelter Cove Area Lane Closure Map - April 1 - 15, 2020

Project Photos & Videos
  • Photo of Laying Curb Transition at King Neptune
    Laying Curb Transition at King Neptune - 2/12/2020
  • Photo of Crews Hand Forming Concrete Curb
    Crews Hand Forming Concrete Curb - 2/5/2020
  • Photo of Concrete Curb Pour
    Concrete Curb Pour - 2/5/2020
  • Photo of Flagging Operations for Concrete Curb Pour - Shelter Cove at BCSO
    Flagging Operations for Concrete Curb Pour - Shelter Cove at BCSO - 2/5/2020
  • Photo of Rough Graded for Curb and Pathway
    Rough Graded for Curb and Pathway - 2/5/2020
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