About the Project
The Ashley River Crossing is a separated bike path and stand-alone bridge that will enhance the connectivity of Charleston’s metro area. The Project will tie to the end of the West Ashley Greenway and connect to Downtown by a separated path and bridge across the Ashley River. In addition to the bridge, improvements will be made at key intersections along the West Ashley Greenway and at the Bee Street and Lockwood Drive intersection on the Peninsula. Hover over the map for more details:
Wapoo Rd Crosswalk
The project also includes the addition of a safe crosswalk at Wapoo Rd and the West Ashley Greenway. This location is shown in the map belowon the right.
The Ashley River Crossing will provide a wide range of benefits to the community, including:
Bicyclists and pedestrians of all abilities will have dedicated space for travel
The project will save approximately 66,210,000 vehicle miles traveled in 30 years
The project will improve connectivity to jobs, schools, and amenities.
The timeline below includes key milestones in the project schedules. This schedule may be adjusted as the project moves forward.
In July 2019, the City of Charleston applied for The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant. This federal grant program has awarded $7.1 billion to 554 projects in the last ten years. In November 2019, the project was awarded the full requested amount of $18.1 million. A local match of $4.6 million for the project will come from the City of Charleston, Charleston County, and the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition, there have been over 210 letters of support from the community.