Another public meeting is set for Wednesday on the proposed new airport connector road in North Charleston.
Charleston County will host the gathering from 6-8 p.m. at Jerry Zucker Middle School at 6401 Dorchester Road in North Charleston. The open-house meeting will include a project overview at 6:30 p.m. and a question-and-answer session afterward.
Representatives from the county will present alternatives being studied and share findings of potential impacts on the community and residents. Attendees can also review exhibits, provide written comments and meet one-on-one with county and study team representatives.
Officials say the goal of the new road is to provide increased connectivity for local commuters traveling to and from Charleston International Airport. The road will eventually replace International Boulevard from Interstate 526 to the airport because Boeing will likely expand onto its newly leased land across from its main campus.
The planned road extends from near where Montaque Avenue intersects with I-526, down a power line beside what was Trailwood mobile home park to Michaux Parkway and onto the airport.
"Meetings with key stakeholders and the community will be crucial throughout the ongoing planning, design and permitting phases of the project," said Richard Turner with Charleston County's Transportation Development Department, who oversees the project.
Throughout the planning process, regular opportunities will be held for community feedback via public meetings and the road project's website at http://acr.charlestoncounty.org. Timelines with project status, significant milestones and future public meetings are also available on the site.
For more information, call Charleston County Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.
Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.