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:

Project Map
West Ashley Greenway & Folly Rd Crosswalk
Ashley River Crossing
Bee St & Lockwood Dr Intersection Improvements

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.

Wapoo Road Map
Wapoo Rd Crosswalk

Project Benefits

The Ashley River Crossing will provide a wide range of benefits to the community, including:

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Safety

Bicyclists and pedestrians of all abilities will have dedicated space for travel

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Sustainability

The project will save approximately 66,210,000 vehicle miles traveled in 30 years

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Accessibility

The project will improve connectivity to jobs, schools, and amenities.

Construction Timeline

The timeline below includes key milestones in the project schedules. This schedule may be adjusted as the project moves forward.

November 2019 City of Charleston Receives BUILD Grant
September 2020 Project Launch
Fall 2020 - Winter 2021 Field Studies and Data Collection
Winter - Spring 2021 Conceptual Design Studies and Environmental Documentation
Spring 2021 Public Meeting
Summer 2021 Environmental Document Approval
Summer - Fall 2021 Design Build Procurement
Winter 2022 Award Design Build Contract
2022 & Beyond Final Design and Construction

Project Funding

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.

Pie chart showing BUILD Grant with $18.1 million in funding and a local match of $4.6 million.