Project #20 Bacons Bridge Road (SC Route 165)
Widen roadway from 2 to 5 lanes with paved and grass shoulders from south of SC 61 to Ashley River Bridge and from 2 to 5 lanes with curb & gutter from Ashley River Bridge to end of project
Construct a 10’ multi-use path on the east side of roadway from Ashley River Bridge to Jimbo Road; 8’ multi-use path from Jimbo Road to end of project; and 8’ multi-use path on the west side of roadway from Sawmill Branch Parking area to end of project
Replace bridges at Sawmill Branch, Ashley River, and overflow relief. Overflow relief will be replaced with an arch culvert.
SC 165 Project Length:
Side Roads Length: 1.384 miles
Due to existing traffic congestion and associated delays, the purpose of the proposed project is to improve traffic flow as well as reduce congestion and delays by constructing additional travel lanes. In addition, bicycles and pedestrians will be accommodated with better accessibility. Intersection improvements will be constructed at SC 61, SC 642, and Edisto/Mikel/Farm Roads intersection.
The table shown compares the 2004 Average Daily Traffic Counts (ADT) with the projected ADT for 2030.
The ADT for 2030 includes the completion of other sales tax projects.
Area of Traffic Data on SC 165
SC 61 to SC 642
SC 642 to S-18-199
SC 61 intersection opened
Significant utility relocations completed
Half of arch culvert & Ashley River Overflow Bridge installed
First stage of bridge demolition on Sawmill Branch Bridge completed
Start drilled shaft construction at Sawmill Branch Bridge followed by Ashley River Bridge
Continue utility relocations
Install drainage north of Dorchester Road
Backfill first phase of arch culvert
GROUNDBREAKING - OCTOBER 31, 2012
Pictured from left to right: Bill Collins (Mayor, Town of Summerville), Harrison Rearden (6th Congressional District Commissioner, SCDOT Commission), Larry Hargett (Councilman, Dorchester County Council), Jay Byars (Councilman, Dorchester County Council), Matt Lifsey, PE (Lowcountry Regional Production Engineer, SCDOT)
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