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South Forest Beach Drive Pathway and HAWK Signal

Project Details
Status:   Complete   Complete Icon

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Project Description

A new pathways along the ocean side of South Forest Beach Drive from Coligny Beach Park to Tanglewood Drive, landscaped raised median islands, and a new relocated crosswalk and pedestrian signal.

Reconstruction of the existing pathway on Pope Avenue from the Coligny Beach Parking Lot entrance to the new Hawk signal is included for better alignment to the HAWK signal and to be constructed in oyster shell concrete.

Project Objectives

Provide safe and functional multi-use pathway for public travel and recreation, median landscaping islands and a new relocated crosswalk pedestrian signal.

Additional Documents



Projected Construction Start Date:  February 2020

Construction Contract Awarded To:  

Funding Sources:  TIF

Estimated Cost of Project:  April 1, 2020

Project Manager:  

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


Project Updates
  • What Happened the Week Ending April 4, 2020

    • Pathway constructed on South Forest Beach (beach side) in front of Beach House / Holiday Inn
    • Pavement and curb removal for new landscaped medians adjacent to new crosswalk
    • Curbing installed for new landscaped medians on South Forest Beach Drive
    • Tree limb removal for sight distance to new pedestrian HAWK signal from Pope Avenue
    • Milling of asphalt for new decorative crosswalk on South Forest Beach Drive and removal of existing crosswalk

    What's Happening the Week of April 6, 2020

    • Overlay of pavement on South Forest Beach Drive from Coligny Circle to new crosswalk
    • Paving over new crosswalk and remediation on South Forest Beach Drive from crosswalk to Coligny Circle
    • Stamped asphalt traffic pattern for decorative crosswalk on South Forest Beach Drive
    • Drainage structure and pathway construction to continue on South Forest Beach Drive from the Beach House Holiday entrance to Shorewood Villas
  • What Happened the Week Ending March 21 2020

    • Concrete foundations for the new pedestrian HAWK (High-intensity Activated Cross Walk) signalized crosswalk installed on South Forest Beach Drive
    • Electrical, service, wiring, and new signal cabinet installed for the new signalized crosswalk
    • Signal Poles to be installed at the new signalized crosswalk (traffic interruptions may occur on South Forest Beach Dr)
    • Existing pathway along Pope Ave from the new Park and beach parking lot entrance demoed and replaced with oyster shell concrete
    • Construction of the new alignment of the pathway from the Coligny Beach parking lot to the HAWK signal started
    • Demolition of portions of the beach parking lot for the new connections to the pedestrian signalized crosswalk

    What's Happening the Week of March 23, 2020

    • Mast Arms to be installed on new signalized crosswalk signal poles
    • Signal Heads and signs to be installed on the new signalized crosswalk (traffic interruptions may occur on South Forest Beach Dr)
    • Continuation of the pathway formation from the beach parking lot to the pedestrian signalized crosswalk
    • Completion of drainage infrastructure in front of the Beach House / Holiday Inn
    • Drainage continued on South Forest Beach Drive from the Beach House Holiday entrance to tie into existing drainage approximately 100 feet west
    • Formation of new pathway along South Forest Beach Drive (beach side) from the beach park to the entrance of the Beach House / Holiday Inn
  • 3/27/2020 - News Release - South Forest Beach Drive Roadway Work and Detour
    A contractor for the Town of Hilton Head Island will be installing traffic signal heads on the mast arms of the new South Forest Beach pedestrian HAWK signal from Friday, March 27 through Saturday, March 28. View entire media release...
  • What Happened the Week ending March 6, 2020

    • Pathway demolition on Pope Ave
    • Pathway constructed on South Forest Beach Drive from Beachwood Place to Shorewood Villas
    • Aggregate base and compaction on new pathway on South Forest Beach Drive from Holiday Inn to Beachwood Place
    • Drilling for foundations of new pedestrian HAWK signal began

    What's Happening the Week of March 7, 2020

    • Oyster shell concrete to be placed on reconstructed pathway on Pope Avenue from the beach parking lot to Coligny Circle
    • Drainage to continue along South Forest Beach Drive from Holiday Inn / Beach House to Ocean One
    • Concrete foundations to be completed on new pedestrian HAWK signal
    • Mast Arms installation to begin on new pedestrian HAWK signal
  • 2/28/2020 -

    The Town's contractor is planning to close down the east/beach-bound  pathway along Pope Avenue from Coligny Beach Parking Lot to Coligny Circle on Monday, March 2, 2020. Reconstruction of this segment of pathway is scheduled to be completed by March 12, 2020.

    View the Pope Avenue Pathway Clousre Map for March 3, 2020 to March 12, 2020

    What Happened the Week ending February 28, 2020

    • Conduit installed electrical wiring for new pedestrian HAWK signal
    • Electrical wiring and signal boxes installed for new pedestrian HAWK signal
    • Storm drainage installed from Coligny Circle to Holiday Inn Beach House entrance
    • Excavation for pathway from Holiday Inn Beach House entrance to Shorewood Villas Beachwood Place

    What's Happening the Week of February 29, 2020

    • Demolition of Pathway on Pope Avenue from Coligny Beach Parking Lot to Coligny Circle
    • Excavation and grading for re-construction of pathway from Pope Avenue to Coligny Circle
    • Electrical wiring to continue for new pedestrian HAWK signal
    • Installation for foundations of new pedestrian HAWK signal to begin

Project Photos & Videos
  • Photo of Mast Arms for New HAWK Signal
    Mast Arms for New HAWK Signal - 3/27/2020
  • Photo of New Alignment of Pathway from Pope to South Forest Beach Drive
    New Alignment of Pathway from Pope to South Forest Beach Drive - 3/27/2020
  • Photo of New Path Connection from Parking Lot to HAWK crosswalk
    New Path Connection from Parking Lot to HAWK crosswalk - 3/27/2020
  • Photo of Reconstructed Path on Pope Ave with Oyster Shell Concrete
    Reconstructed Path on Pope Ave with Oyster Shell Concrete - 3/27/2020
  • Photo of Pathway Graded on South Forest Beach Drive
    Pathway Graded on South Forest Beach Drive - 3/6/2020
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