Smoother roads ahead for Hilton Head drivers

bheffernan@islandpacket.comJanuary 6, 2013 

:Seven repaving projects are planned later this year for cracked and crumbling roads on Hilton Head Island.

The projects, totaling 4.52 miles of road, include work on:

  • Gumtree Road -- .16 miles, northeast from its intersection at Wild Horse Road.

  • Mathews Drive -- .5 miles, between Beach City Road and William Hilton Parkway.

  • Beach City Road -- 1.16 miles, from Mathews Drive to its intersection with Dillon Road.

  • Folly Field Road -- .6 miles, from Starfish Drive to the end of the road at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.

  • Folly Field Road -- .4 miles, from William Hilton Parkway to its intersection with Starfish Drive.

  • Squire Pope Road -- 1.3 miles, from William Hilton Parkway to the roundabout at Gumtree Road.

  • DeAllyon Avenue -- .4 miles, from Cordillo Parkway to South Forest Beach Drive.

  • The projects are expected to begin this spring, according Town of Hilton Head Island and Beaufort County officials.

    Federal grants will cover about half of the cost of the projects.

    The town has earmarked about $771,000 for four projects. The money will come from hospitality tax revenues left over from projects that cost less than expected or were postponed, according to town finance director Susan Simmons.

    The county expects to pay between $600,000 and $700,000 for three projects.

    The S.C. Department of Transportation will oversee the work and pay administrative costs.

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