Johns Island Living
Last week we talked about the vast amount of new construction on Johns Island. The properties behind my house at the Oaks at St. Johns Crossing appear to be going quickly. The new construction on Johns Island is affordable, close to downtown and a beautiful drive down the oak tree lined roads of Maybank, River and Main.
Now, the down side-TRAFFIC! Completing 526 has been an ongoing battle for years. Even if it were to be approved today it would take years to complete. In the meantime there is a project slated to begin April 2017 to widen the incoming lane from the Paul J. Gelegotis bridge to two lanes up to the River Road intersection. This project is estimated to take 15 months to complete. This should help ease congestion getting onto the Island during the afternoon rush hour.
A future project is to create a pitchfork coming off the bridge. There would be a northbound and southbound road to connect to River Road. This would help spread out traffic getting to River road and avoid the intersection of River and Maybank.
Now that we’ve talked about the congestion and the proposed resolutions let’s address the reality of the situation. I have timed the traffic backup in the afternoon many times to determine the average increase in travel time. 10 minutes! That’s it. 10 minutes! Is there anywhere else you can drive during rush hour in the tri-county area and only add 10 minutes to your driving time? Probably not.
Give me a call and let me help you find your new home on Johns Island.