From The Blog

Long-term Board Initiative Upgrades the Island’s Roads

One of the association’s core responsibilities is the maintenance of our island’s common property infrastructure – roads, bridges, drainage, leisure trails and boardwalks – inside of the main gate. In recent years, the board has prioritized this work, establishing clear definitions for the standard by which KICA should maintain common property. 

An engineering consultant evaluated the condition of our 60 miles of roadways, providing a rating: “excellent,” “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The board instructed that all roads in “poor” or “fair” condition should be repaved, and perpetually maintained at a “good” or “excellent” rating.

In 2022 and 2023, the association completed the upgrades on all 67 roads that were rated “poor,” and all Kiawah island roads are now rated as “fair,” “good” or “excellent.” While this is a huge step in the right direction, the work isn’t totally finished. Over the coming years, the board has committed to funding the upgrades to the remaining island roads, bringing “fair” roadways up to the Kiawah standard of “good” or “excellent.” Stay tuned in 2024 for more updates as KICA moves toward a higher Kiawah standard.