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Public Invited to Open House Meetings About William Hilton Parkway Bridge and Corridor Improvements

August 2, 2021

The public is invited to attend one of three community open house meetings to learn more about the plans the Town of Hilton Head Island and its consultant are proposing for the state's U.S. 278 Corridor Improvements Project.

The open houses will be held:

Town staff and MKSK, Inc., the consultant firm the Town hired to review the SC Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) proposed project and develop additional recommendations to enhance the character and design of the project, will be at the open house sessions to share information, explain recommendations and answer questions. The public will be able to review maps and visual displays of the project.

"Our staff and consultants are working cooperatively with project partners including Beaufort County, SCDOT and the local community to align project design alternatives. The consultants are conducting a fundamental, technical, and civic-based review of the roadway network and community corridor. This review  will be critical to establishing the Town’s position on a preferred parkway alternative," said Shawn Colin, Senior Advisor to the Town Manager.

On July 22, SCDOT announced its preferred alternative to address structural deficiencies at the existing eastbound Mackey Creek Bridge and reduce congestion along U.S. 278 from Moss Creek Drive to Spanish Wells Road. On Hilton Head Island, U.S. 278 turns into William Hilton Parkway.

"We want to make sure the public fully understands how recommendations from the consultant will inform elements of a final preferred alternative SCDOT has presented," Colin said.

For more information, contact Shawn Colin at or 843-341-4696.


Notice: A quorom of  Town Council may be present at the open house sessions.

Carolyn Grant, Communications Director