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New 25 MPH Speed Limit on Portion of Kiawah Island Parkway to Increase Safety for Motorists, Pedestrians, and Cyclists

KICA and the Town of Kiawah Island will lower inbound and outbound speed limits on the Kiawah Island Parkway near the main gate in the coming weeks. Beginning Friday, Aug. 18, inbound and outbound speed limits from Mingo Point to the Beachwalker Drive intersection will change from 35 mph to 25 mph, and from Oyster Rake to the main gate will change from 30 mph to 25 mph. The current reduced speed zone for inbound traffic at the main gate will remain in place at 10 mph.

KICA has been coordinating with the town to improve the flow of traffic at the main gate. The recent changes included removing the stop sign in the outbound lane at the Kiawah Island Parkway and Beachwalker Drive intersection, closing the leisure trail from Oyster Rake to Beachwalker Drive, and providing a code enforcement officer during certain hours to guide traffic at the intersection. Now vehicles flow swiftly off of the island, noticeably reducing afternoon congestion when employees and service providers are leaving for the day. The new lower speed limit won’t hinder these improvements but will create safer merging zones for vehicles and safer crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.