The Town of Mount Pleasant’s Transportation Department is reminding residents Charleston County School District schools will begin the 2022-2023 calendar school year beginning Wednesday, August 17th. School start and release times vary by school but generally fall within 7:20 – 8:20 AM and 3:00 – 4:00 PM.
Traffic volumes on major roadways within the Town typically see an increase of approximately 15% to 25% in the morning peak hour during the school year compared to when school is not in session. This can lead to longer commute times with delays occurring near these facilities. Avoid the frustration of waiting in traffic and plan to leave earlier or later to avoid higher volume periods and please have patience and understand the reason for additional travel time.
We ask that you respect and adhere to your school’s drop-off and pick-up routes and to park only in designated areas to avoid pedestrian-vehicle conflicts. Please contact your school for specifics on their approved routes and parking areas. Additionally, the Town fully supports and advocates for the use of alternate modes of transportation to and from school through CCSD’s school bus system, CARTA’s public transit, carpooling, walking, biking, etc. CARTA provides free bus passes to all students in the Tri-County region and can be requested by visiting CARTA's website.
Please use extra caution during this change of traffic patterns as more pedestrians may be present on the roadways, especially near schools.