As public agencies responsible
to and for the people of South Carolina and the
United States, SCDOT and FHWA are committed to
building a safe and long-lasting structure that enhances the community and protects the affected
The SCDOT and the FHWA were actively engaged
in dialogue with various stakeholders throughout
the project development and construction process.
We are committed to providing a safe and efficient transportation
facility that preserves or enhances existing values
within the surrounding area. To
that end, various environmental measures have
been incorporated throughout the project to avoid
or minimize impacts within the project
The land from the old bridges is being used in a socially and environmentally friendly way. In Mount Pleasant, the SCDOT has partnered with the town to create open park space and public access to the waterfront. Foundations from the old Pearman Bridge were reused to build a public pier. In Charleston, land will be redeveloped in a partnership with the city to create affordable housing, parks, drainage improvements and economic opportunities for the East Side neighborhood. Now that demolition is complete, the SCDOT will support each municipality as they work to achieve these goals.