The town of Bluffton recently began construction on the next phase of the Buck Island-Simmonsville Community sidewalk project. The project will install 1,200 linear feet of 5-foot wide sidewalks on Buck Island Road adjacent to the Toy Fields neighborhood across from the Wellstone development.
The town, in cooperation with Palmetto Electric, will also install overhead lighting along the new section of sidewalk, as well as additional lighting to the north of the Toy Fields neighborhood along the existing sidewalk. “Future phases of this project will extend from the existing sidewalks along Buck Island and Simmonsville roads south to May River Road," said Bryan McIlwee, the town’s director of engineering. "Once this sidewalk project and the May River Streetscape project are complete, a resident will be able to walk from Buck Island or Simmonsville roads to the Bluffton Historic District.”