Bluffton Parkway Phases II, III, IV
Location: Beaufort, SC
Client: Beaufort County Engineering Department
- Concept Development
- Database Preperation
- Landscape Plans
- Permitting Assistance
- Preliminary Plans
- Right-of-Way Plans
- Traffic Signal Design
Thomas & Hutton was selected by Beaufort County to complete Phase II, III and IV of the Bluffton Parkway.
Phase II, a 1.3 mile, 4-lane divided urban arterial with curb and gutter and pathways, included realignment of a 0.5-mile section of Simmonsville Road (5-lane) and intersection design at SC 46. T&H provided conceptual design, environmental studies, and permitting assistance for a 6-mile segment of future phases. A signal at the Simmonsville Road intersection was designed and installed.
Phase III, a 2.2-mile, 4-lane divided arterial roadway with curbed gutter and pathways on new location, included a large wetland crossing which had impacts minimized by using a reduced median width. A pedestrian underpass was utilized to connect the pathways in a residential area.
Phase IV, a 2.5-mile, 4-lane divided arterial roadway with curbed gutter and pathways on new location, included a dedicated pedestrian signal to allow walkers and bikers to safely cross. Significant improvements including widening and signal designs were coordinated with SCDOT on three intersection roadways. Five new signals were designed and installed as a part of the project. More than 14 miles of multiuse pathways were designed and constructed. The project was approximately $1 Million under budget and was recognized by County Council as exemplary.