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There are a lot of mattress companies in South Carolina that claim to have the perfect mattress for everyone. At Sleep King, we believe that every person is different and has different needs when it comes to their mattress. That's why our mattress store in Mount Pleasant, SC, has a wide variety of beds and brands to choose from. That way, you can find the right mattress for your body and get the very best sleep quality possible.

As a family-owned and operated mattress store with more than 40 years of experience in the sleep industry, we know a thing or two about comfortable mattresses. Mount Pleasant residents choose Sleep King because we provide our customers with a personalized shopping experience. When you walk through our showroom doors, we want you to feel comfortable - both on our mattresses and with our store associates. At Sleep King, you won't ever have to worry about pushy salespeople and limited selection. Instead, you will discover that we encourage you to take your time as you search for your next bed. Sleep is incredibly important, and by proxy, finding the right mattress for your body type is too.

When you visit our showroom in Mount Pleasant, know that we are a full-service store with mattress experts ready to help. From questions about mattresses and their warranties to financing and mattress delivery, there's no question we haven't heard before.

We carry some of the most popular brands in America, and unlike other mattress stores in Mount Pleasant, offer them at the lowest prices around, guaranteed. There's a reason why we were voted your #1 mattress store in the Lowcountry - because we truly care about our customers and their quality of sleep!

Looking for discounts? Need to buy your mattress on a strict budget? We've got you covered at our new mattress clearance center in Mount Pleasant, where we have more than 50 models on display at 50-80% off retail value. Don't forget to ask us about our flexible financing options, where no credit is needed to make a purchase. Paying cash? We'll knock 5% off your bill!

As if that weren't enough reason to visit, remember that we provide free delivery, setup, and removal of your old mattress for FREE when you make a purchase at Sleep king.

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Why Choose Our Mattress
Store in Mount Pleasant, SC?

Our business model is simple - give customers quality beds from national brands at amazing prices, coupled with unmatched customer service. We know that your sleep is essential but also understand that normal folks aren't made of money. You need a solution that isn't going to break the bank, which is why we offer up to 75% off our products.

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When we say we have a bed for every budget, we're serious.
A few of our mix and match deals include:

Sets Prize
Twin Mattress Sets Beginning at $169.00
Full Mattress Sets Beginning at $199.00
Queen Mattress Sets Beginning at $229.00
King Mattress Sets Beginning at $449.00

Of course, a mattress would be incomplete without a headboard, footboard, and rails. For queen mattresses, those items combined are only $199. At our mattress store, we pledge to beat any competitor's price on similar product specs - guaranteed! Here are just a few of the benefits of shopping at Mattress King

  • *FREE* Bed Frame for Your New Bed*
  • *FREE* Same-Day Local Mattress Delivery to Your Home*
  • *FREE* Set-Up & Removal of Old Mattress from Your Home*
  • *FREE* Mattress Pad Included with New Mattress*
  • Rest Easy with Our 60-Day Comfort Guarantee
  • We Have the Best Selection of Mattresses in Mount Pleasant with Five National Vendors
  • On-Time Delivery
  • Best Warranties in the Industry
  • Sleep King Will Beat Anyone's Advertise Price by $50*(on purchases $299 and above)
  • 0% Financing for 48 Months (APR, With Approved Credit)
  • *See Store for Additional Details
Our Selection of National Mattress Brands

Our Selection of
National Mattress
Brands

At Sleep King, we carry the largest selection of high-quality national brand mattresses in Mount Pleasant.

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Sleep King MLILY Mattresses

Often considered the best mattress brand in the world, innovation sets MLILY mattresses apart from others. Our customers love MLILY mattresses because they are expertly built through decades of research and rigorous testing. The folks at MLILY are committed to precision, meaning every detail of product detail they push is geared towards the ultimate satisfaction and comfort.

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Sleep Restonic Mattresses

Restonic Mattresses: Restonic line of mattresses are multi-layered beds with cooling foam technology that adds resilience, support, and temperature control. The result is a cool, comfy sleep that leaves you refreshed and ready to attack the day.

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Sleep King Comfort Sleep Mattresses

Every mattress in the Comfort Sleep lineup has a great combo of support and comfort, making for a restful night's sleep. With heavy-gauge coils and high-performance materials, these mattresses are durable and built to last. Be sure to try one of these mattresses out in our showroom - our customers love the pocketed coils and minimal motion transfer.

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Sleep King Golden Mattresses

The Golden brand is lesser known than some, like Tempurpedic. Still, it is a quality product with many foam and non-foam options that we think you'll love. Choose from standard memory foam, hybrid, and innerspring options while visiting our showroom in Mount Pleasant.

Tips on Choosing the Best Bed

There's much more to choosing a good bed than how you think it will look in your bedroom. There's plenty to think about, from innerspring options to memory foam and even hybrid mattresses. At Sleep King, our priority is our customers. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We want to do right by you, which why we want to be sure you find the perfect bed when you visit our mattress store in Mount Pleasant, SC. To help you get started, here are a few tips on choosing the best bed for your sleep needs.

Visit a Showroom

Visit a Showroom

This tip might seem like a no-brainer to some, but it's important that you visit a showroom so that you can lay on different beds to get a feel for what you like. At Mattress King, you will have the chance to explore different styles, designs, and shapes, and mattress materials. Finding a bed online at a price you can afford is great, but you should lie on the bed first, not just look at it on a screen.

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Determine Budget

Determine Budget

Here's a surprising fact: just because a mattress costs more money, it doesn't mean it's going to be a better bed. Sure, more expensive beds might have newer technologies and materials, but not everyone has the budget to walk into a mattress store in Mount Pleasant and spend $3,000. Figure out what price range you're comfortable paying and look at the best options for your bottom line.

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Consider Bedroom Size

Consider Bedroom Size

Before you swing by our showroom and start trying out beds, it might be a good idea to measure the space where your new mattress will go. If your bedroom is on the small side, a king-sized bed might be too big. Similarly, a small bed in a huge room might make for strange aesthetics. Aim for a reasonable amount of room around your bed - enough where you can walk around comfortably. As mentioned above, get specific measurements of the area you plan to use. That way, you have peace of mind knowing your new mattress will fit in your bedroom.

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Consider Bedroom Size

Choose a Mattress Material

This tip often comes down to personal preference. It will take a little bit of trial and error to figure out which material works best for your back - innerspring, memory foam, or latex. While your friend's and family's opinions matter, keep in mind that their mattress choice was subjective. What works for them won't necessarily work for you.

Need a quick refresher on different mattress materials? Here's a quick overview
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Innerspring

Also called coil mattresses, innerspring beds are probably the most well-known on this short list. Innerspring mattresses are often more affordable than their latex and memory foam counterparts. These beds are ideal for people who want a lot of support and a cooler night's sleep.

Latex

This material is known for its great cooling properties and overall comfort. With latex, there are no strange off-gassing odors like you sometimes get with memory foam. Latex mattresses are ideal for people who want a responsive, bouncy feel and may have problems sleeping hot.

Memory Foam

First developed by NASA in the 70s, memory foam is probably the most popular material in the modern mattress market. Memory foam conforms to every inch of your body, giving you maximum comfort and support. Memory foam is also know for its anti-motion properties. Memory foam can be a great choice if you tend to toss and turn at night and sleep with a partner who wakes up when you do. Memory foam mattresses are ideal for people who need pressure relief, good support, and refreshing comfort.

Think About Your Back

Think About Your Back

If you have a bad back, it's crucial that you find a mattress with proper support. Slat and spring beds often offer plenty of support, but latex and memory foam options have come a long way. If you want memory foam or latex but find the support to be subpar, consider an adjustable base instead of a normal platform. That way, you can always sleep in a comfortable position that benefits your back.

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Your Premier Furniture Store
Mount Pleasant, SC

You read that right! Sleep King is the first choice for quality beds in Mount Pleasant, but we also have a huge selection of furniture for your home. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop for mattresses and furniture alike, you have come to the right place. If you're shopping for a new mattress at the best price possible, why not throw in a bedroom suite at an amazing price too?

A few common furniture items that our customers love to add
to their mattress purchase include:
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Living Room Sets - from traditional-style suites with classic textures to modern sets with attractive upholstery, we will help you find the best living room set for your home.

Bedroom Suites - our bedroom suites range from contemporary to classic and come in a variety of colors and styles to compliment your new mattress purchase.

Daybeds - from English-style daybeds available in espresso and cherry colors to multi-purpose beds with pull-out trundles, our selection of daybeds is unbeatable.

Futons - if you have younger children, they will love our futons. Who are we kidding? Adults do too! Futons are incredibly useful in small spaces and convert into comfy-cozy beds perfect for kids of all ages.

Bunkbeds - bunkbeds are another great option to consider if you have kids. Whether you have a classic-style home or an apartment, we have a style that fits you.

At Sleep King, we are proud to have the lowest prices in the Lowcountry

If you like what you see but don't have time to visit our mattress store in Mount Pleasant, don't worry. Our online store is bursting with new items and deals every day. From mattresses and bedding to furniture sets and special sale items, Mattress King has got it all. With the highest quality mattresses, the best prices in Mount Pleasant, a giant showroom with all the options, and a full team of helpful sales associates, you won't ever need to find another mattress and furniture store again!

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'We all have an obligation to help': 90-year-old blood donor saves lives, inspires others

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — The holidays are synonymous with giving, whether that’s gifts for your family and friends, or buying presents and food for those in need. While many people may feel tired of opening their wallets, the Red Cross is asking you to give the gi...

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — The holidays are synonymous with giving, whether that’s gifts for your family and friends, or buying presents and food for those in need. While many people may feel tired of opening their wallets, the Red Cross is asking you to give the gift of life to start this new year.

At 90 years old, one decades-long donor says it’s an easy way to make an impact.

“At 90, I do what I did at 39,” says Thomas Frisby.

For Frisby, that means hiking, running and donating blood and platelets.

“I’ve been donating since I was 18 years old,” he says.

It started when he was in the military.

“When you’re artillery, when you’re in the military and you see people that have a need for blood, and you’re out there and some of them are in the trenches with you, you really start understanding the value of it,” Frisby says.

He continued when family and loved ones needed help.

“Last year, I decided I would contribute on behalf of my newborn grandson, great grandson who was born two months prematurely,” he says. “I said spiritually I’m going to get everything behind him I can. What can you do at 90 and be fulfilled? You can save lives at 90.”

His smile and laugh, a weekly presence at the centers around the Lowcountry.

“I go in, they laugh at my corny jokes, I get a hug. When I leave, I always get a hug.”

His donations are making an impact far beyond the Palmetto State.

“I get this email that my platelets had gone to Puerto Rico and gone to three separate hospitals,” says Frisby. “Having been to Puerto Rico many times and knowing people, I knew what had happened in Puerto Rico and I knew those three hospitals, and I knew that there were three people I had probably seen in Puerto Rico whose lives were saved because I donated.”

His goal is to get as many people as he can to donate so they can feel a sense of pride.

“I think I grew up with a feeling that we’re all connected and that we all have an obligation to help where we can, when we can in our own little world."

He also wants donors to know they’re helping more than just the person who needs blood.

“We think that we’re giving it to this 13-year-old girl or 6-year-old girl. We’re also giving it to mom and dad. Because mom and dad are sitting there, ‘is she going to live or not going to live?” he says. “When I give blood, it just kind of follows me a little bit. I’m a little bit better person that day. I’m a little more compassionate that day, I’m a little more empathetic that day. So it kind of follows me around.”

Please take some time to donate at our upcoming Red Cross and ABC News 4 blood drive. It's happening Thursday from 12 to 6 p.m. at Northwoods and Citadel Malls.

You can stop by that day or make an appointment online and use the sponsor code abcnews4.

People who donate will get a free long-sleeve tee and be entered to win two tickets to the NFL’s biggest game of the year.

Roadside artisans a Mount Pleasant staple

Driving through Mount Pleasant along Highway 17, wooden stands line the roadside. Some are simple, made of wood and nothing else. Others are outfitted with doors or plastic to keep the wind away, and have signs posted along the top of the stand that boast handmade sweetgrass baskets.These seven miles of road in Mount Pleasant make up the Sweetgrass Basket Makers Highway. The roadside vendors are a staple of the Lowcountry’s history.The aforementioned baskets that hang upon the roadside stands are made of sweetgrass, palme...

Driving through Mount Pleasant along Highway 17, wooden stands line the roadside. Some are simple, made of wood and nothing else. Others are outfitted with doors or plastic to keep the wind away, and have signs posted along the top of the stand that boast handmade sweetgrass baskets.

These seven miles of road in Mount Pleasant make up the Sweetgrass Basket Makers Highway. The roadside vendors are a staple of the Lowcountry’s history.

The aforementioned baskets that hang upon the roadside stands are made of sweetgrass, palmetto, bulrush and pine needles. The materials are woven together in a practice that dates back to slaves brought to South Carolina from West Africa nearly 300 years ago. The art has stood the test of time, passed down from generation to generation.

Making your way down the highway, you’ll have your pick of stands and vendors to buy from. On a chilly December morning, Eugene Gilliard is one of the few sellers at the stands. A puff of smoke from the small fire next to him lets passersby know he’s open for business. He’s at the stand every day, which is on the front lawn of the home he and his mother share.

His basket-making technique involves weaving in a counter-clockwise pattern letting the basket decide what it wants to be. Unlike many basket weavers who learn from family, Gilliard is self-taught, mimicking the weaving patterns of a friend.

“A friend of mine was sewing [a basket] and I said if you can do it, I can do it,” Gilliard said. “The Lord blessed me with the talent to come out here and do this.”

Gilliard, who worked in construction before becoming a full-time seller, prefers being his own boss. Crafting baskets is relaxing for him. His mind goes “blank,” and he can tune out the bustling traffic that’s always present on the highway.

Elijah and Janet Dumas sit in a stand just a stone’s throw up the road from Gilliard’s spot, their hands busy with strands of pine and grass. Cars and trucks speed by, creating a noisy backdrop; however, despite the ruckus, there is an atmosphere of concentration, as Janet constructs the start of a new basket. Round and round, her hand works. Elijah is training Janet to take over the stand full-time, giving her pointers and sharing the history of the stand.

Elijah is a fifth-generation basket weaver and is proud of it. He does commission work as well as basket repairs. His family has sold their wares in the exact spot for roughly 90 years, and that’s the way it will stay.

“This spot is very special to me. Very special…It’s like my first home here. I can always come back to the stand,” Elijah said. “They can’t get this spot. I don’t care what they do, they’ll never get this.”

Occasionally, a car beeps its horn to say hello. A friend comes up for a brief visit, a moment to wish the two a Merry Christmas. This is a common occurrence for Elijah, who operates both the stand and a table at the Charleston City Market.

“I never get a break when I’m downtown, but when I’m home, it’s the same thing. It’s all day. I see more friends and family than I do customers,” Elijah said.

He learned from watching his great aunt weave, who wouldn’t allow the children to play until they finished the bases of baskets. It was her way of keeping an eye on the children, and sneakily endowing a piece of tradition that now Elijah has passed on to his children and grandchildren.

“They didn’t have a choice [to learn], just like me. They don’t have to do it for a living, but they must learn. My granddaughter and a few grand-nieces, I taught them all, so we can all do it,” Elijah said.

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Town’s recent hire tasked with bringing more jobs, housing to Mount Pleasant

It’s no secret that business is booming in Mount Pleasant, with ribbon-cutting and groundbreaking ceremonies happening left and right. The Town of Mount Pleasant recently hired Matt Brady as the new economic development manager at the start of November. It will be his responsibility to support business growth and development in the town.Brady is the first and only person in the municipality focused solely on economic development, a role that was previously the job of several town staff members, with no one dedicated to the job f...

It’s no secret that business is booming in Mount Pleasant, with ribbon-cutting and groundbreaking ceremonies happening left and right. The Town of Mount Pleasant recently hired Matt Brady as the new economic development manager at the start of November. It will be his responsibility to support business growth and development in the town.

Brady is the first and only person in the municipality focused solely on economic development, a role that was previously the job of several town staff members, with no one dedicated to the job full-time. Before this role, he worked as the economic development director for the City of Goose Creek for five years and was the first person to serve the city in that role, too.

“With Matt and his talent working this strategy every day, we hope that it’s going to make Mount Pleasant an even more dynamic place to live and do business,” said Mount Pleasant Town Administrator Eric DeMoura. “The business community is of extreme importance to us and we want to do everything we can to support it.”

Brady will be responsible for implementing the key needs of the town as identified by the economic development strategy, developed by third-party consulting firm SB Friedman earlier this year.

At the top of the list was attainable housing, and attracting and attaining good, high-paying jobs. According to the economic development strategy, only 26% of town residents work within Mount Pleasant.

“One of the simplest definitions of economic development is wealth creation distributed equitably. That’s what we want to do. It’s a cliché, but a ‘rising tide lifts all boats,’” Brady said. “We want people who have to leave town to work their job to be able to slash the commute and work at a wonderful, good-paying, good benefits firm right here in town.”

The undeveloped Faison Road property, purchased by the Town for roughly $6.5 million in 2021, has been at the center of the attainable housing question. A handful of firms submitted plans for the property in September, a majority of them including plans for attainable housing units. Brady will be the town’s “chief representative” in selecting a group or firm to develop the property, DeMoura said.

The project has not yet been awarded to a firm, though three firms presented their proposals to the council in a special town council meeting on Nov. 1. Brady, who serves on a technical committee for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s attainable housing coalition, said that attainable housing isn’t an issue exclusive to Mount Pleasant.

“Attainable housing is a question that is kind of swirling around the entire region,” Brady said. “Being able to support your workforce in that way is an important component of economic development and it will continue to be a very important part of economic development.”

A major part of Brady’s job will be attracting high-paying jobs to Mount Pleasant, as well as being a resource for already-established businesses in the town. The economic development strategy targets jobs in the informational technology (IT) and life sciences sector as desirable industries to bring to Mount Pleasant. Brady said he also wants to focus on entrepreneurship and innovation.

“I think it’s important to recognize that we have a lot of great businesses that are in town already. We truly appreciate them, and the Town is here as a resource for them as well. That goes for small businesses up to large firms that have hundreds of employees. We want to do everything we can to help them grow and expand their presence in Mount Pleasant,” Brady said.

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Furry critter finds its way inside Mount Pleasant couple’s commode — but how?

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Imagine the surprise when a Mount Pleasant family discovered a furry critter inside their commode — but how did it get there?It all started when Christina Springston said she heard what sounded like water dripping from the toilet tank. “The sound escalated to light splashing so I knocked on the tank and was relieved when it didn’t knock back, yet the sound persisted,” she said.Springston teamed up with her husband to investigate the issue.“He sheepishly li...

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Imagine the surprise when a Mount Pleasant family discovered a furry critter inside their commode — but how did it get there?

It all started when Christina Springston said she heard what sounded like water dripping from the toilet tank. “The sound escalated to light splashing so I knocked on the tank and was relieved when it didn’t knock back, yet the sound persisted,” she said.

Springston teamed up with her husband to investigate the issue.

“He sheepishly lifted the tank lid and we reluctantly peered inside. Nothing. There wasn’t anything in there,” she said.

But after Springston began to walk away, the woman said she turned back around to discover her husband in a state of shock: “’It’s in the toilet bowl’ he said, and it has fur and it’s alive,” she recalled.

The family’s dog – a one-year-old lab – was on high alert certain that something was inside the toilet bowl. So, the couple called their landlord to explain that something was alive inside their commode, and not sure how it got there. “We always leave the lid down,” Springston assured.

Springston said she was met with silence as she explained the situation to her landlord before finally hearing, “well, that’s a new one” in response.

The landlord arrived with equipment to help fish out whatever may be inside the commode only to discover a squirrel was trapped inside.

“Unfortunately, the squirrel’s story did not end well but we have determined that he made it down the vent stack on the roof, which ultimately connects to the toilet,” she explained.

The roof stack, or vent stack, is a vertical drain line that goes through your home’s roof to reach the outside. “It connects with your main roof vent, allowing gases to vent and maintain the proper pressure within your home’s plumbing system,” according to plumber A.P. May.

Springston, who has long worked in the Building Inspections Division for the Town of Mount Pleasant, said the problem could have been prevented if the roof stack was covered. “It will be now,” she exclaimed.

She said that inspectors who have worked in that department for more than 20 years have never heard about something like this happening.

Leading plan for I-526 and Wando port traffic in Mount Pleasant adjusted after uproar

South Carolina’s initial plan to improve traffic on Interstate 526 and the Long Point Road interchange in Mount Pleasant was met with an outpouring of public opposition, and that’s prompting the state to make revisions.The road work is critical for operations at South Carolina’s busiest port, the Wando Welch Terminal at the end of Long Point Road, and for traffic relief at the busy interchange.The plan calls for new elevated ramps to and from the interstate dedicated to port trucks, and a version presented to ...

South Carolina’s initial plan to improve traffic on Interstate 526 and the Long Point Road interchange in Mount Pleasant was met with an outpouring of public opposition, and that’s prompting the state to make revisions.

The road work is critical for operations at South Carolina’s busiest port, the Wando Welch Terminal at the end of Long Point Road, and for traffic relief at the busy interchange.

The plan calls for new elevated ramps to and from the interstate dedicated to port trucks, and a version presented to the public in 2022 showed that building those ramps could require the demolition of two or three homes in the Tidal Walk subdivision. The subdivision sits along the north side of I-526.

Nearly 540 people submitted comments about those plans in the fall and 59 percent opposed the proposed elevated port ramps, while just half supported the S.C. Department of Transportation’s favored plan known as Alternative 2.

S.C. Department of Transportation Project Manager Joy Riley said the responses showed that people in residential communities north of the interstate were against the proposed elevated ramps and favored keeping port truck traffic on Long Point Road. Unsurprisingly, those living in communities between the highway interchange and the port favored the new ramps, which would remove truck traffic from Long Point Road.

The plans were revised following the survey results, and those changes were outlined at an invitation-only “stakeholders meeting” at the end of November, which included homeowner associations and business owners, plus elected officials and SC Ports representatives.

The revised plans still call for elevated truck ramps, but no longer impact Seacoast Parkway or homes in the Tidal Walk subdivision. Riley said DOT also feels “pretty confident” that an analysis will justify noise walls along the north side of I-526, addressing another concern among residents.

“Noise has always been the number one concern in our neighborhood, along with not wanting any neighbors to lose their houses,” said Grassy Creek resident Lee Lazarus, who has spoken at public meetings about the plans. “Supposedly we’re going to something like a 20-foot wall.”

Under state law, DOT would need Mount Pleasant’s consent for the project. Riley said the town’s approval would likely be sought after another round of public comments following a meeting planned in March, which could prompt more refinements to the plan.

Mayor Will Haynie said the recent revisions addressed the town’s main concerns.

“People were going to lose their homes, and we are very happy that we’re not going to see that,” he said. “Not that there’s no room for improvement — such as turns onto Belle Hall Parkway — but the parts affecting neighborhoods in a major way have been addressed.”

The Belle Hall Parkway issue involves the planned elimination of left turns from Long Point Road to the parkway, where a Waffle House restaurant is located.

That may sound like a small detail, but the parkway is the main entrance to the large subdivision. The elimination of left turns would mean that anyone coming from the interstate would need to drive past the subdivision’s main entrance, then turn on a different road and double back.

Riley said DOT is still looking at alternatives that would allow for left turns there, but so far has not resolved the issue.

The work at I-526 and Long Point Road would be a large road project on its own, but it’s just a small part of the roughly $7 billion Lowcountry Corridor plan to widen the interstate from West Ashley to Mount Pleasant and redesign the interchange of interstates 526 and 26 in North Charleston.

The I-526/Long Point Road project is being addressed in the early years of the larger project partly because traffic has overwhelmed the interchange, and port-related truck traffic regularly backs up on the interstate while trying to exit at Long Point Road.

“It’s a failing interchange because it just cannot process the number of people who are trying to turn left to get to Mount Pleasant, and you have trucks continuously clogging up the interchange as well,” Riley said.

And traffic is expected to increase significantly by 2050.

The next public hearing on the project is tentatively scheduled for March 14, though a time and location have not been announced. The recommended plan, potential impacts on properties, and an analysis of where noise barriers are warranted are among the information that should be presented then.

Until then, “we will be working diligently to assemble the environmental document and move through some critical Federal Highway reviews of our traffic analysis and designs,” Riley said. “All this must be approved before we hold the public hearing in March.”

The leading plan, Alternative 2, would require an estimated 28.5 acres of right of way involving 98 properties, some of which are home to businesses, but no houses. Construction work on the road plan is anticipated in the spring or summer of 2024 and to finish in 2027 or 2028.

Meanwhile, information about the project can be found online at 526lcclongpoint.com, the project team can be emailed at info@526LowcountryCorridor.com, or contacted by regular mail to the attention of Joy Riley, PO Box 191, 955 Park St., Columbia SC 29202-0191.

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