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News Release

William Hilton Parkway (Eastbound) Right Turn Lane at Shelter Cove Lane Traffic Signal To be Closed for Pathway Work, May 9 - May 13

Release Date: May 8, 2019

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

As part of the Town of Hilton Head Island's pathway project on eastbound William Hilton Parkway near Shelter Cove, crews must temporarily close the right turn lane in front of the Hickory Tavern to install new underground storm drainage pipes. The lane closure is scheduled to occur from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9; Friday, May 10 and Monday, May 13. Right turns from William Hilton Parkway will be prohibited during the lane closure time period.

Motorists wishing to access Shelter Cove Lane or the commercial areas from eastbound William Hilton Parkway may use the driveways or intersections before or after the right turn closure at Hickory Tavern. Please use extra caution when traveling in this area. For more information, contact James Cook at jamesc@hiltonheadislandsc.gov or 843-341-4778.

About the Shelter Cove Pathway Project

The Town of Hilton Head Island is making infrastructure improvements along U.S. 278 Bus.(William Hilton Parkway) in the Shelter Cove area. A new multi-use pathway is being constructed along eastbound U.S. 278 Bus. from the northernmost intersection with Shelter Cove Lane, near the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, to the middle Shelter Cove Lane intersection at Hickory Tavern. This will complete the missing section of pathway along the eastbound side of the U.S. 278 corridor from New Orleans Road to Mathews Drive. The pathway will be offset from the travel lanes except for brief sections at the deceleration turn lanes. The 8' – 10' wide pathway will be constructed of pervious asphalt and will include a new signalized crosswalk at the middle Shelter Cove Lane intersection and storm drainage improvements. Please use caution when travelling through this work zone.