Roundabout Safety

This morning at approximately 2:20am, the Hanahan Dispatch Center received a 911 call about a vehicle striking the media, jumping over it and hitting the dirt pile on the other side.  The caller told our dispatch center the airbags had been deployed.

While there were no serious injuries sustained during this incident, we wanted to encourage citizens to take your time and learn the new roadway.  Foster Creek Road is no longer a 45mph zone in that area and you must slow down before attempting to navigate through the roundabout.

It is critical for motorists to first and foremost, obey the posted speed limit and be aware of your surroundings. The roundabout on Foster Creek Road is currently designated as a construction area and a temporary speed limit of 35 MPH is in effect for this area of Foster Creek Road; go the speed limit. The orange barrels are in place for two reasons; the first reason is to let motorists know they are in a construction zone and to use caution by reducing your speed and being aware of your surroundings. The second reason for the barrels is to ensure the safety of the workers who are working on the road and the roundabout. Obeying your speed limit, driving with due regard, and always being aware of your surroundings will go a long way in ensuring your safety no matter where you are driving.

Chief Dennis Turner
Hanahan Police Department

 

The construction phase will be over within a month and a half.  Once the traffic cones and barrels have been removed from the roadway, it will be a lot easier to navigate.

Everyone needs to use caution for the NEW intersection. The vehicles need to yield and use their turn signals as they are exiting the roundabout. Please be safe!

Chief Bo Bowers
Hanahan Fire Department

The Hanahan Fire Department has created a quick video tutorial for those that have never used or experienced a roundabout.

For more information you may contact the Hanahan Police Department at 843.747.5711 or the Hanahan Fire Department at 843.554.4221 EXT. 2003
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