The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is providing notification of the Transportation Commission-approved public comment period for the proposed conversion of the Cross Island Parkway toll facility in to a non-tolled road in Hilton Head, SC. The public has the opportunity to comment on an action to amend the 2017-2022 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to include engineering and construction for the conversion. SCDOT will receive public comment for a 21-day period from September 22, 2020 through October 13, 2020.
The toll on the Cross Island Parkway (US 278) is set to expire in 2021. This project includes the removal of existing toll infrastructure and roadway improvements required to change the Parkway to a conventional, non-tolled four-lane road. The total estimated cost of the project is $14 million.
Pending consideration of public comments, the proposed changes will be recommended for inclusion in a future revision to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.
A copy of this press release, along with a location map, is available for public review and comment until October 13, 2020 online at these links: