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News Release

SC Department of Transportation Proposed Conversion of Cross Island Parkway to Non-Tolled Road

Release Date: September 28, 2020

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has issued notification of the Transportation Commission-approved public comment period for the proposed conversion of the Cross Island Parkway toll facility on Hilton Head Island to a non-tolled road.

The public has the opportunity to comment on an action to amend the 2017-2022 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to include engineering and construction for the conversion. SCDOT is receiving public comment for a 21-day period, which began on September 22, 2020 and will end close of business on October 13, 2020.  Public comments may be entered on the SCDOT web site at https://www.scdot.org/projects/press-releases-cross-island-pkwy.aspx

The toll on the Cross Island Parkway (U.S. 278) is set to expire in 2021. The conversion project includes the removal of existing toll infrastructure and roadway improvements required to change the Parkway to a conventional, non-tolled four-lane road. The total estimated cost of this SCDOT project is $14 million.

"The Town of Hilton Head Island strongly supports the end of the toll and will coordinate with the SCDOT on the development of this conversion project," said Josh Gruber, Deputy Town Manager for Hilton Head Island. "We hope the public will take advantage of this opportunity to share their comments on the proposed conversion project from a toll to non-tolled road."

For more information, contact Darrin Shoemaker, Traffic and Transportation Engineer for the Town of Hilton Head Island, at darrins@hiltonheadislandsc.gov or 843-341-4774.