Bluffton Parkway construction to begin this fall

Bluffton Parkway construction to begin this fall

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - Six contractors are fighting for the $31 million contract to build the flyover bridge in the Lowcountry, according to the Island Packet.

The new Bluffton Parkway bridge will connect to US 278. Construction is set to begin this fall.

The bridges would start at Bluffton Parkway's intersection with Buckingham Plantation Drive and extend over the marsh between the gatherings and Buckingham Landing.

Ramps would tie in to either side of the fording island road extension to the foot of the Karl S. Bowers bridge onto Hilton Head Island.

Beaufort County officials say they are looking at all the packets carefully and have asked contractors to be creative in their designs - hoping to keep the bridges from being an eyesore.

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