Citizen Participation Sought for Traffic Management Study Looking at Highway 170 Improvements

SC 170 Highway

Friday, April 12, 2019 3:20 PM

The Lowcountry Council of Governments has announced that citizens are encouraged to get involved in a newly initiated SC 170 Corridor Access Management Study as part of the Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (LATS).  The SC 170 corridor currently carries an average of 33,000 vehicles per day.  This area has experienced significant growth, which has led to increased congestion and safety concerns along the corridor.

The study will develop management strategies to minimize traffic congestion and improve safety and traffic flow.  The portion of highway being studied begins at the intersection of SC 170 at Okatie Center South and includes 4.5 miles of SC 170 to the intersection of SC 462 [map]. The project is estimated to conclude by the fall of 2019.

Beaufort County residents interested in reviewing the project and making a comment can click here, sign in, then click on “Add a Comment” box, move the icon to the section of the highway, click to select it, go to the dialogue box that appears and write in comments.

For more information, please contact Ginnie Kozak, Planning Director, at or 843-473-3990 and Ryan Eckenrode at or 864-234-8931.

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