Isn’t the landscaped median a waste of space that could be used for more lanes of traffic?

Safety Research

Numerous studies have shown roadways with divided medians to be significantly safer than roadways with center turn lanes. Publications such as the Highway Safety Manual (American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials) and the Access Management Manual (Transportation Research Board) cover these safety benefits in depth.

Plan Benefits

The median breaks are located to utilize the existing and proposed street network and parallel streets to form a complete network of interconnected blocks and streets. This plan is designed to improve traffic flow from Boundary Street to the various street alternatives.

Improving safety is a key point for this project. Adding the landscaped medians will make Boundary Street safer for drivers and pedestrians. Additionally, a side benefit is that it creates a more visually pleasing entrance to City of Beaufort and its National Historic Landmark District.


Landscaping will be designed to minimize maintenance costs.

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1. What is the Boundary Street Redevelopment Corridor project, and why is it needed?
2. What areas of Boundary Street will be affected?
3. When will work start, and how long will it take?
4. What kind of traffic problems and delays should we expect?
5. Will Boundary Street be reduced to two lanes? How will the design of Boundary Street be changed?
6. What will be the speed limits on Boundary Street and the Parallel Road?
7. Isn’t the landscaped median a waste of space that could be used for more lanes of traffic?
8. Why are improvements needed on Polk Street?
9. How will the new Boundary Street design affect truck and emergency vehicles?
10. What are the economic benefits expected from this project, especially to the business along Boundary Street?
11. Where’s the money coming from for this project?
12. Are there any environmental impacts to the construction or overall design?