SC 703 - SCDOT Resurfacing Project 

The City is excited to announce that a federally funded project has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).  The project will re-surface a total of 1.84 miles of Palm Boulevard, with the limits extending from Breach Inlet to 21st Avenue.  There will be a bike path in both Northbound and Southbound direction, which involves modifying the existing bike lanes as well as adding a 4-foot widening for a total of 1.12 miles in the Northbound direction (Ocean side) from Carolina Blvd. to just North of 9th Ave.  The majority of the work will occur within existing SCDOT right-of-way and, in some areas, will reduce the width of the motorized vehicular lanes to capture width for the new bicycle path. This project is part of a comprehensive transportation improvement effort of other areas of the region to include Jasper Boulevard on Sullivan’s Island. The contract stipulates that no work may be performed on the island between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

Below is the anticipated work schedule, weather permitting. 

  • Replacing the crossline pipe on Sullivan's Island I near Quarter Street - Monday, March 6, 2017. 
  • Selective clearing and grubbing on Isle of Palms near Carolina Boulevard - Monday, March 6, 2017.
  • Concrete repairs for entire project limits starting week of March 12, 2017.
  • Full depth patching operations starting week of March 27, 2017. 
  • Four feet widening operations starting week of April 3, 2017. 
  • Milling and paving Palm Boulevard from April 9 - April 29, 2017.

Updated Schedule (as of April 19, 2017): 

  • Paving of remaining lane of Palm Boulevard from Breach Inlet to 10th Avenue will start on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Isle of Palms Police Department will re direct northbound traffic through Carolina Boulevard. 
  • Paving of the remaining section of Palm Boulevard from 10th Avenue to 21st Avenue will be conducted at night, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., starting on Sunday, April 23, 2017. 

Updated Schedule (as of April 25, 2017)

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)

Press Release

A team of assessors from CALEA will arrive on November 28, 2016,to examine all aspects of the Isle of Palms Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. As part of the On-Site Assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. or by calling (843)256-5560 on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The public information session will be conducted in the City of Isle of Palms Public Safety Building Training Room, 30 JC Long Boulevard, Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451.


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