Residents evaluate six alternatives for bridge project

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An upcoming U.S. 278 corridor project will improve how drivers get on and off Hilton Head Island by changing traffic flow from Moss Creek Drive to Squire Pope Road. The $240 million project focuses on the bridges to Hilton Head and is the largest-ever infrastructure undertaking on Hilton Head. Construction willl start in 2023 and take four to five years to complete, according to the S.C. Department of Transportation.

It will be paid for with the Beaufort County transportation tax, which voters passed in 2018; SCDOT funds; and through a grant from the state infrastructure bank if the county’s application is approved. A public meeting on Sept. 18 presented six alternatives for the corridor. Public comments will be accepted until Oct. 18, and a final plan for the bridges will be released in fall 2020. For more information and to comment go to www.scdot278corridor.com