East Cooper Hospital Drive & Roundabout
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
Client: Tenet Healthcare Corporation
- Traffic Studies
- Roadway Design
- Drainage Design
- Permitting Assistance
- Construction Administration
Thomas & Hutton began this project with a traffic impact study for the new hospital. The study evaluated the surrounding roadway network and recommended various roadway improvements, one of which is the roundabout at the main hospital access. During construction, Thomas and Hutton assisted in identifying value engineering solutions that contributed to an overall cost-savings of approximately 15 percent of the original construction budget.
In conjunction with the construction of the East Cooper Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, Tenet Healthcare Corporation completed the construction of Hospital Drive. The Hospital Drive project includes the realignment of approximately 0.25-mile of existing roadway and a 0.50-mile extension of Hospital Drive from Von Kolnitz to Mathis Ferry. A roundabout was constructed at the Mathis Ferry/Hospital Drive intersection to avoid significant oak trees while improving vehicular access to Mathis Ferry from an adjacent subdivision and serving the new hospital.