Beginning on March 20, weather permitting, and continuing for approximately three weeks, an asphalt rejuvenation project will be underway on one-third of Kiawah Island’s roads, including the Kiawah Island Parkway. The classic way to repair roads is to “mill and replace,” by removing the top layer of asphalt and applying a fresh layer of asphalt. KICA typically spends $300,000 annually on mill and replace repair to approximately ½-1 mile stretch of roadway. In changing to a road rejuvenation solution, KICA will be able to work on approximately 20 miles of roads for the same annual expenditure.
KICA’s contractor, Total Asphalt, will be applying a restorative liquid to the asphalt surfaces. This liquid penetrates the asphalt binder, thereby restoring its elasticity and binding capabilities. The coal tar component of the rejuvenator will also form a surface barrier to prevent water infiltration to the base of the road, as well as fill in minor road cracking. With this treatment, roads should last indefinitely. Road rejuvenation has the potential for significant cost savings for KICA. A similar technique is currently being used by the South Carolina Department of Transportation and Charleston County. It should not be confused with a pavement sealer, which is not a successful technique for roadways.
Please Note: Sand on the roadway is intentional. It is placed on top of the rejuvenated road surface to stop tracking of the product and lessen the time the road needs to be closed.
Total Asphalt will be working on most roads on the front side of the island, as well as the initial section of Surfsong Road and its side streets. While the contractor is working on the roadway, there will be disruptions to the neighborhood, including traffic delays, one lane traffic, reduced services for trash and recycling, and restrictions for contractors. Traffic flaggers will be on-hand to assist traffic, as necessary.
Sections of roads that have been rejuvenated will be closed for 24 hours to 4-wheel vehicles, as the material is “tacky” and could be spread to other areas, such as concrete curbing and driveways. There will be longer restrictions on 6-wheel (or larger) vehicles. KICA will make every effort to keep disruptions to a minimum and to the dates specified. Members on impacted roads will be emailed during the week prior, so members will know what to expect. Please take the time to notify any guests you may have or any regularly scheduled contractors.
The week of Monday, March 20 – Saturday, March 25, the contractor will be working on the following roads. Surfsong Road will be closed to through traffic from Wednesday, March 22 – Friday, March 24 from Governors Drive to Ocean Green Drive.
Angler Hall Arrowhead Hall
Atlantic Beach Court Bank Swallow Lane
Baldpate Court Bulrush Lane
Cordgrass Court Doral Open
Glen Eagle Court Green Dolphin Way
Green Winged Teal Road Masters Court
Muirfield Lane Ocean Green Drive
Sea Forest Drive Sea Marsh Road
Summer Duck Way Surfsong Road
Turtle Beach Lane Winged Foot Court
Complete list of roads that will be rejuvenated throughout the project and approximate dates:
If you have additional questions or if you have special needs which need to be considered, contact the KICA project managers below.
Director of Major Repairs
843-768-2315 office, 843-708-3609 cell
843-768-2315 office, 843-412-3063 cell