Main Road Corridor Segment C

Online Public Information Meeting
October 12 – December 16, 2020

This is the first public information meeting for Main Road Corridor, Segment C: Bohicket Road from Maybank Highway to Betsy Kerrison Parkway.

Charleston County is pleased to present five alternatives for consideration. All five of the presented reasonable alternatives meet the purpose of the project.

The project team invites you to review the proposed alternatives presented below and provide feedback. Please submit comments by filling out the form at the bottom of this page, or by clicking the Contact tab at the top of this page. Your comments will help the project team refine the alternatives and make a recommendation of a preferred alternative.

Charleston County hosted an online meeting on December 10th to allow an opportunity for questions about the Main Road Seg. C project to be addressed.

  View the video of the meeting  

Project Purpose

The purpose of the project is to enhance traffic operations by reducing existing traffic congestion along the Main Road corridor while accommodating future traffic needs.

The primary purpose of the project is to:
  • Reduce congestion (See projected traffic data.)
  • Increase capacity on Main Road/Bohicket Road from Maybank Highway to Betsy Kerrison Parkway.
The secondary purpose of the project is to:

Provide opportunities for bicyclists and pedestrians to safely travel throughout the project area.

Project Background

Charleston County identified funding to improve Main Road in the 2016 Transportation Sales Tax ordinance. At that time, the ordinance listed the project as the US 17 at Main Road flyover and widening Main Road from Bees Ferry Road to Betsy Kerrison Parkway. In an effort to expedite improvements, the County has separated the project into three segments: Segment A, Segment B, and Segment C.

Segment C begins at the intersection of Bohicket Road and Maybank Highway and extends to Betsy Kerrison Parkway. The project team studied several options for the segment, including widening River Road, widening Bohicket Road, and constructing a new road across the island.

Project Development Process

All federally aided projects and/or projects with the need for federal permitting must comply and adhere to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NEPA process often takes three (3) to eight (8) years to complete, and requires the following to complete:

  • Public input throughout
  • Technical studies (18)
  • Development of alternatives
  • Analyze alternatives
  • Development of a Preferred Alternative
  • Preparation of a draft environmental assessment
  • Revision of the preferred alternative
  • US Army Corps of Engineers decision

Current Status

The County has identified five reasonable alternatives. All five of the alternatives meet the purpose of the project and have varying impacts to the natural and human environments. The project team now needs your input on the presented alternatives.

Next Steps

Once the public comment period has ended, the design team will use your input, along with information gathered from preliminary environmental studies, to refine the project alternatives and identify a Preferred Alternative. Once selected, the County will present a Preferred Alternative, at which time the public will have another opportunity to ask questions and provide input on the project. The final design and right-of-way acquisition phase will begin following the second public comment period.

Alternative 1

Bohicket Road Widening

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Wetland Impacts
8.76 acres
Stream Impacts
1483.87 linear feet
Potential Relocations
Floodplain Impacts
9.04 acres
Impacts to Farmlands
of Statewide Significance

33.54 acres