This intersection is included in the County's Main Road Corridor Segment C study area.
Maybank from Church Creek Bridge (Wadmalaw) to Main/Bohicket Intersection
Maybank and Main/Bohicket Intersection
Sea Island Community Sidewalk
Both the City and County envision this section of Maybank Highway to be developed using a "town and country" concept. This approach includes:
The town and country concept along with the commercial nodes can be viewed in the Johns Island Community Plan while the proposed new roads can be viewed in the Johns Island Maybank Highway Corridor Overlay Zoning District.
The approach the City and County are taking is to incrementally add the new roads as the parcels are developed. These roads would be built and funded by the developers. As an example, Riva Ridge Drive in the Live Oak Square development is one of these new roads (see image). The City may also use proceeds from the proposed Municipal Improvement District to fund these projects.
Some of the improvements the City envisions on Maybank Highway include:
Other improvements that would occur are those that would be required by SCDOT for new developments, e.g. turn lanes.
Example of Road Parallel to Maybank
Maybank and River Road Intersection
A County project for this intersection was completed in 2018. No additional County improvements are planned. Improvements to this intersection are anticipated to be part of the Mark Clark Extension project. Click here to see that project's map.
On May 10, 2023 Rational Roads published "Reimagining the Greater Maybank Highway and River Road Intersection" which provides a roadmap for improving this intersection.
The Northern and Southern Pitchforks were envisioned as part of the Maybank Highway Improvement Recommendations. These roads are intended to relieve traffic at the Maybank/River intersection. You can read more about the pitchforks here and here.