The project comprises the design and construction of sidewalks, pathways, and lighting along Buck Island and Simmonsville Roads from New Mustang South to May River Road. Approximately 10,000 linear feet of sidewalk has already been constructed within this neighborhood with an additional 6,000 linear feet of 5' wide sidewalk needed to complete the overall project. The primary focus of the new sidewalks and lighting is to create greater pedestrian connectivity and improve citizen safety.
According to the Comprehensive Plan, consideration must be given to provide safe pedestrian access to parks and schools, where children walk, along streets that connect major activity centers, or where pedestrian comfort is impacted by heavy vehicular traffic. Sidewalks and pathways accommodate safe and convenient travel for bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as for providing the residents of Bluffton with alternative means of transportation and opportunities for exercise and recreation. A plan implementation step is to ensure that bicycle and pedestrian facilities are designed to connect schools, community services, and destinations as well as provision of well-designed and constructed pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Finally, the Town Council identified "Transportation & Pedestrian Safety" as one of their top priorities in the most recent Community Needs Assessment.
JS Construction - Jennifer Court to Simmonsville Road