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North Sea Pines Drive Infrastructure Improvement Project

North Sea Pines Drive Infrastructure Improvement Project

This page will provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding the North Sea Pines Drive Infrastructure Repair Project. If your question is not addressed in the documents and resources found on this page, please send your questions or feedback to the Sea Pines CSA Maintenance Department at 843.671.7849 or email csamaintenance@csaseapines.com. Sea Pines CSA will continue to update this page with specific information and details as they are available. Thank you for your patience, as we make these necessary infrastructure and safety improvements to North Sea Pines Drive.

PROJECT DETAILS AND GOALS
PROJECT PHASING AND EXPECTED COMPLETION
PHASE 1 TRAFFIC MANAGMENT PLAN
COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS
CONSTRUCTION AND DELIVERY RESTRICTIONS
SEA PINES FOREST PRESERVE ACCESS
QUESTIONS
UPDATES


Project Details:

Sea Pines CSA has identified approximately 1.3 miles of North Sea Pines Drive from the Sea Pines Ocean Gate to the Lighthouse Road intersection to undergo extensive storm water drainage repairs, roadway and leisure trail construction/resurfacing in 2020 and 2021.

North Sea Pines Drive Current Status:

  • The roadway, infrastructure, and leisure trails from Ocean Gate to the Lighthouse Road intersection are in need of redesign, repairs and reconstruction.
  • Sea Pines Drive is one of the oldest roadways in Sea Pines, constructed in the 1950s. The useful life of this roadway has been exceeded.
  • Numerous storm water failures have occurred along North Sea Pines Drive and the adjacent T Streets due to the condition of the system.
  • The aging infrastructure has experienced numerous failures during numerous rainfall events. This is largely due to the deteriorating corrugated metal and orangeburg pipes throughout the system.

Project Goals:

Key goals of the project include the following:

  • Improve traffic flow and safety
  • Increase drainage efficiency
  • Stabilize and reinforce road bed in select areas as needed
  • Resurface North Sea Pines Drive from Ocean Gate to the Lighthouse Road intersection
  • Improve roadway signage
  • Realign and widen leisure trail to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety where needed
  • Provide new pedestrian crossings across North Sea Pines Drive

Project Phasing and Expected Completion:

The project which will occur from Ocean Gate to the Lighthouse Road intersection and will be executed in two (2) phases:

Phase 1:

    • Phase 1 Project Objectives:
      • Complete the drainage improvements and select tree removal from Ocean Gate to the Lighthouse Road Intersection.
      • Widening and restriping of the roadway between Beach Lagoon Road and Red Cardinal Road to accommodate turn lanes for the Sea Pines Beach Club and Marriott Monarch.
      • Anticipated Start Time: December 2020- Project preparation with the installation of erosion control materials, project layout/surveying and tree protection. Construction is anticipated to begin the week of January 11th, 2021.
      • Anticipated Completion: Construction is anticipated to be completed by Spring 2021.

Phase 2:

    • Phase 2 Project Objectives:
      • Improvements include stabilizing, realigning, widening, and resurfacing the roadway and leisure trail.
      • Additional site work includes curbing, installation and replacement of both stamped and thermoplastic crosswalks, leisure trail widening and re-alignments, new signage and striping, tree removals and irrigation/landscaping.
    • Phase 2 Project Timeframe:
      • Project is expected to begin end of Summer/Fall 2021 and be completed by December 2021, weather permitting.

Phasing the project provides flexibility from a scheduling and constructability standpoint. 


Phase 1 Traffic Management Plan:

  • Work will be performed Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm with no work occurring on major holidays. Weekend work may be necessary but will be communicated in advance.
  • Beginning the week of January 11th, we will employ alternating single lane closures on portions of Sea Pines Drive from Lighthouse Road to the Ocean Gate as needed. In work zones flag persons will be present to control traffic.
  • Signage will be placed throughout the work zones and at various locations within the community, to communicate project messages.
  • Motorists should expect traffic delays. The project area is considered an active work zone. Please use caution while driving in this area. To avoid the project area, please use the gate located on Greenwood Drive.
  • Please observe and obey all traffic management personnel, signage and devices.

Phase 1 Traffic Management Plan Diagram:

Commercial Traffic Restrictions:

  • We request that tri-axle vehicles avoid the Ocean Gate, when possible.
  • Tri-axle vehicles are encouraged to use the Greenwood Gate located off of Greenwood Drive for entering and exiting the Sea Pines community.

Construction and Delivery Restrictions in the North Sea Pines Drive Area:

  • If you reside in the North Sea Pines Drive Area and have planned construction or a delivery occurring during the project period you are asked to contact Sea Pines Security at 843.671.7170 for advanced approval.

Sea Pines Forest Preserve Access:

  • To access the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, please use the new Greenwood Drive entrance located 1 mile from the Greenwood Gate on the left across from Lawton Stables.

How to stay updated regarding this project:

Please visit the Sea Pines CSA Website: http://www.SeaPinesLiving.com/seapinesdrive

Questions?

If you have questions regarding this project, please contact the Sea Pines CSA Maintenance Department at 843.671.7849 or email csamaintenance@csaseapines.com. Thank you for your patience, as we make these necessary infrastructure and safety improvements to North Sea Pines Drive.


Updates:

11/25/2020 – Beginning the week of December 1 2020, Sea Pines CSA will begin Phase 1 of the North Sea Pines Drive Reconstruction Project, along North Sea Pines Drive, from the Lighthouse Road Intersection to Red Cardinal Road. The first step in this project is the installation of erosion control and tree protection and is not anticipated to cause any major disruption in traffic.


12/4/2020 –

On Thursday, December 3rd, Sea Pines CSA began Phase 1 of the North Sea Pines Drive Reconstruction Project, along North Sea Pines Drive, from the Lighthouse Road Intersection to Red Cardinal Road. The first step in this project is the installation of erosion control and tree protection and is not anticipated to cause any major disruption in traffic.


1/22/2021-
Phase 1 includes stormwater repairs, leisure trail reconstruction,  roadway realignment, tree work, and restriping of the roadway between Lighthouse Road and Red Cardinal Road. (Pictured: Sea Pines CSA Contractor Surveying For Leisure Trail Layout)
  • Tree work, storm drainage repairs, and road reconstruction are in progress. Flag persons will be present to control traffic, as needed.
  • Work will be performed Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm. Weekend work may be necessary but will be communicated in advance.
  • Motorists should expect traffic delays. The project area is considered an active work zone. Please use caution while driving in this area. To avoid the project area, please use the main gate located on Greenwood Drive.
  • Signage will be placed throughout the work zones and at various locations within the community, to communicate project messages.
  • Please observe and obey all traffic management personnel, signage and devices.
  • Phase 1 construction is anticipated to be completed by Spring 2021.

Photos of Phase 1 Underway

2/26/2021-

Sea Pines CSA contractors work on installing stormwater drainage pipes and forming new curbing along North Sea Pines Drive.


 3/3/21-

For the remainder of this week, including Saturday, March 6, Sea Pines CSA contractors will be on-site installing stormwater drainage, pouring and installing new curbing along the roadway, and beginning leisure trail milling operations.

Roadway milling and paving operations will begin next week (3/8/21) on North Sea Pines Drive from Lighthouse Road towards Red Cardinal Road, weather permitting

  • Due to the nature of this work, traffic delays are expected.
  • Flag persons will be present as needed to control traffic with alternating single-lane closures in the designated work zone.
  • Tri-axle vehicles are encouraged to use the Greenwood Gate located off of Greenwood Drive for entering and exiting the Sea Pines community.
  • Please observe and obey all traffic management personnel, signage and devices.
  • Please use caution while driving in this area. To avoid delays in the project area, please use the main gate located on Greenwood Drive.

3/19/21-

Sea Pines CSA contractors began paving operations earlier this week and these operations are still in progress near the Marriott & Beach Club areas. Paving will continue into early next week, weather permitting.
  • Important Message from Sea Pines Security: North Sea Pines Drive from Lighthouse Road to Red Cardinal Road is an active construction zone, drivers should use caution and obey all posted speed limit signs.

3/26/21-

Sea Pines CSA contractors have completed asphalt roadway paving operations in phase 1. Grading behind curbs, irrigation, and turf installation began this week.
  • Flag persons will be present as needed to control traffic with alternating single-lane closures in the designated work zone.
  • Tri-axle vehicles are encouraged to use the Greenwood Gate located off of Greenwood Drive for entering and exiting the Sea Pines community.
  • To avoid delays in the project area, please use the main gate located on Greenwood Drive.
  • Important Message from Sea Pines Security: North Sea Pines Drive from Lighthouse Road to Red Cardinal Road is an active construction zone, drivers should use caution and obey all posted speed limit signs.

Pictured: North Sea Pines Drive drainage pipe filled with oysters

4/2/2021 –

Phase 1 of the North Sea Pines Drive Infrastructure Improvement Project is nearing completion. We want to thank the community for their patience during this phase of the project and look forward to beginning Phase 2 later this year.

Pictured: Temporary Line Striping along N Sea Pines Drive