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US 17 Median and Drainage Improvements

We improved overall safety, reduced congestion, and enhanced corridor aesthetics along this heavily-traveled Georgetown county roadway

  • 1.9mi

    Project Size

  • $3.4M

    Project Value

  • Georgetown, South Carolina

    Georgetown, South Carolina

Relieving congestion and improving the flow of traffic

Stretching from Waverly Road to Baskerville Drive in Georgetown County, the US 17 Median was experiencing an average of 8 collisions per month—something needed to change. That’s where we stepped in. 

With safety top of mind, we provided roadway design and traffic engineering services. We designed a raised median, with appropriate median breaks for traffic flow, and installed two new signals that coordinated with the two existing signals on the corridor. Our team also provided Georgetown County with a drainage analysis of 10 drainage basins along US 17, totaling 527 acres in size. Based on study results, we designed drainage crossline and downstream improvements to solve drainage issues along the corridor. Construction of the drainage improvements was performed in conjunction with the US 17 median improvements, a separate SCDOT project also designed by Stantec.

We engaged the public and worked with SCDOT and local stakeholders so that informed decisions could be made about the project’s implementation. Once completed, the project reduced turning movement conflicts, enhanced aesthetics, and improved traffic flow along US 17.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
South Carolina Dept of Transportation
Award
2017 ACEC of South Carolina Engineering Excellence Award
Meet Our Team

Rick Day, Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (US Southeast & North Central)

I truly enjoy coming to work every day and having the opportunity to work with a talented team and great clients.
Rick Day Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (US Southeast & North Central) Read More

Bret Gillis, Senior Associate, Transportation

Being a successful transportation engineer requires understanding public needs, anticipating public perceptions and navigating them for a successful project.
Bret Gillis Senior Associate, Transportation Read More

Jamie Hairfield, Landscape Architect

Some people say landscape architects were the first environmentalists—that’s our mission, to achieve quality in both the natural and built environment.

Justin Tye, Associate

Transportation engineering gives me the opportunity to make routes safer and more efficient for the community to use.

Rick Day

Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (US Southeast & North Central)

Bret Gillis

Senior Associate, Transportation

Jamie Hairfield

Landscape Architect

Justin Tye

Associate

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