The crosswalks project on Palm Boulevard sponsored by the Lowe, who owns Wild Dunes Resort, and other hotels in the Charleston area, is finally completed.
According to the multiple local businesses who sponsored the project, their decision to install new crosswalks on Palm Boulevard on the Isle of Palms came in an effort to improve the pedestrians’ safety in the area.
Reportedly, a total of five crosswalks were installed located at the intersections of Palm Boulevard and 49th, 51st, 53rd, 54th, and 56th avenues.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the city staff on this safety initiative, and we are thrilled to contribute to the construction of the new crosswalks which will provide greater safety for beachgoers,” said Mike Mansager, Vice President of Construction at Lowe, who funded the project.
“When asked by the city, we happily agreed to make this investment to improve the resident and visitor experience for the Isle of Palms community.”
The community was included in the crosswalks’ site selections and design process following a survey conducted among the local residents back in January. The sponsors who funded the project worked with the city’s Public Safety Committee and the South Carolina Department of Public Transportation.
“We are incredibly grateful for Lowe and this successful public-private partnership with the city of Isle of Palms which will deliver critical safety infrastructure to our community,” said Isle of Palms City Administrator Desirée Fragoso.
“The Lowe team is an integral part of the Isle of Palms family and we appreciate their willingness to work with us on projects that enhance our city,” Fragoso added.