MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (Jan. 30, 2019) - Shem Creek Phase III has received the final approvals from the SCDOT and will start mobilizing for construction the first week of February. Shem Creek Phase III is a continuation of Shem Creek Park. Phase III will provide a safe pedestrian bridge that will span Shem Creek connecting the Coleman Boulevard sidewalk on the east side with the existing boardwalk on the west side. The project also provides for improvements to the park at the end of Ronnie Boals Boulevard.
“This phase is the final slate of improvements to Shem Creek Park,” said Kevin Mitchell, town engineer and project manager for the project. “It will provide pedestrian connectivity that will allow residents and families to experience the beauty of Shem Creek. Many thanks to Thomas & Hutton for the video showing how the final phase will connect and provide improved pedestrian access.”
Approved by Town Council in May 2016, the $2.5 M tax increment fund project will provide increased public access to Shem Creek, enhanced sense of place, increased connectivity and an improved pedestrian environment.
Additional Key Facts
- Phase III is 100% funded by the tax increment funding source
- It will create a structure complementing the iconic relevance of the creek, providing attractive architecture without obstructing the scenic view from any location along the waterway
- Construction consists of three elements
- Pedestrian Overpass with area of repose
- Pocket park improvements between Reds Icehouse and RB’s
- Resurfacing Ronnie Boals Blvd.
The Town has secured the services of Cape Romain Contractors to complete the project and is coordinating with SCE&G, Mount Pleasant, Waterworks, SCDOT and community partners Rial Fitch and Tyler Flesch. Engineering services were provided by Thomas & Hutton. Total construction time of six months.