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New Vehicular Entrance Planned For the Sea Pines Forest Preserve Location


(Pictured above: Footprint of the project area)

Project Objective: The project will modify the existing service road located across from Lawton Stables to serve its new purpose as the main vehicular entrance to the Forest Preserve. *See project footprint pictured.

Project Details: There will be a slight change of footprint to the existing service road, gravel pulls offs will be added, a new leisure trail will connect the Greenwood Drive leisure trail to the existing pedestrian bridge that crosses Lawton Canal, the guardrails on the existing vehicular bridge will be modified and the island at the intersection of Lawton Canal Road and Fish Island Trail will be re-graded to allow for new traffic patterns. This project is being funded by The Sea Pines Forest Preserve Foundation.

Current Status/ Timeline:
This project is anticipated to take 2 months to complete, weather permitting.

Service Road Access During Construction:
During this construction, the service road within the project zone will be closed to vehicular traffic. Pedestrians and horse traffic will be permitted and should use caution when traveling through the project zone. Temporary full closures of this service road may be necessary but will be communicated in advance.

Questions? Contact David Henderson, CSA Director of Special Projects and Operations by email at wildlife@csaseapines.com.

PROJECT UPDATES:

March 6, 2020: The railings on the vehicular bridge are currently being improved and modified to a lower height. Over the next few weeks crews will work to complete roadway striping, signage installation, hydro seeding and minor landscaping improvements.

February 28, 2020: Work continues in the project zone and is nearing completion. Click here to view a video update from David Henderson, Director of Special Projects and Operations on this project.

February 21, 2020: Paving operations have been postponed until next week, weather permitting.

February 14, 2020: Paving operations will begin next week, weather permitting. Pedestrians and horse traffic will be permitted and should use caution when traveling through the project zone.
February 7, 2020: Work has begun and the service road within the project zone will be closed to vehicular traffic. Pedestrians and horse traffic will be permitted and should use caution when traveling through the project zone.

January 31, 2020: The project has received all the necessary permissions.  Work is expected to start the first part of next week (week of 2/3). The service road within the project zone will be closed to vehicular traffic. Pedestrians and horse traffic will be permitted and should use caution when traveling through the project zone.

January 24, 2020: Initial site prep work has begun with the installation of silt fencing and tree protection, this work will continue through next week. Work will also occur on Monday (1/27/20) at the intersection of Lawton Canal Road and Fish Island Trail and delays along this area of the roadway are to be expected. Based on additional permitting approvals, this project is anticipated to take 2 months to complete, weather permitting.