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Phase 2 of the Island-Wide Road Paving Project to Begin May 2

In 2021, KICA’s board of directors voted to use some of the contributions to reserves (CTR) fees from the island’s booming real estate sales to fund an island-wide upgrade to roadway standards. The island’s KICA-owned roadways were rated by an outside engineering firm and all roads were categorized as poor, fair, good or excellent. The new standard means that any roadway currently rated ‘poor’ or ‘fair’ will be repaired to the standard of ‘excellent,’ and maintained in perpetuity at a ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ rating. In total, 62 Kiawah Island roads have been slated for milling and replacement in 2022. KICA has partnered with Banks Construction to execute this island-wide road repaving project.

Phase 1 of repaving in West Beach has been completed. Phase 2 of repaving will take place in the Vanderhost neighborhoods, beyond the V-Gate. Phase 2 work is planned to start on Monday, May 2 and conclude by early July. Homeowners living in the Phase 2 project area will be contacted directly with a paving schedule, if their road is slated for repaving. Phase 3 of the project schedule (primarily in the East Beach area) has not been solidified, but will be communicated in advance of the repaving to the impacted property owners. 

Phase 2: Vanderhorst

May 2 – July 8, 2022

See the Phase 2 Roads and Paving Schedule*

*This schedule was last updated Wednesday, June 22, but all paving dates are subject to change.
(If your Vanderhorst neighborhood road is not listed, it is in good or excellent condition and is not slated for this repaving project, or it is not owned or maintained by KICA.) 

During repaving, members can expect to maintain access to their homes. Roads will first be milled, creating a rough and uneven surface, and a small lip between the road and a driveway. When milling is complete, the road will be paved. Members should drive very slowly (5 mph) in all construction areas and expect one lane of traffic with brief traffic delays. Driving quickly over a milled surface may cause loose debris to fly and could cause damage to a vehicle.

If weather conditions impede milling or paving, the scheduled road will be pushed to the end of the Phase 2 project schedule, and the new date will be communicated to impacted homeowners. 

Several of the Phase 2 roads tie into the main thoroughfares: Governors Drive and Ocean Course Drive. Traffic on Governors Drive or Ocean Course Drive may be minimally impacted when the tie-in paving occurs, for an anticipated 30 minutes. Traffic flaggers will be onsite to keep traffic moving on the main thoroughfares when these tie-ins occur.

Phase 1: West Beach 

Feb. 21 – March 22, 2022 – Complete

Phase 3: East Beach 

Schedule TBD – Expected Late Summer/Fall 2022