Local commuters asked to avoid the area to prevent traffic gridlock
The Charleston County Aviation Authority is asking local commuters to avoid the intersection of South Aviation Avenue and International Boulevard until further notice due to a malfunctioning traffic light.
Flooding over the weekend damaged the traffic light control panel. Repairs are under way and will take at least two days to complete. Aviation Authority Police officers are monitoring the intersection.
The malfunctioning traffic light will slow traffic in this heavily travelled area. Local commuters should use alternate routes to reach their destinations. Local commuters that use Michaux Parkway as a cut through to Interstate 526 should use the Dorchester Road or Montague Avenue access ramps to I-526.
Until repaired, motorists will not be permitted to make left turns at the intersection. This includes:
- No left turn from South Aviation onto International Boulevard.
- No left turn from International Boulevard onto South Aviation.
- No left turn from International into the Boeing parking annex.
- No left turn from the Boeing parking annex onto International Boulevard.
Boeing employees should use the Dorchester Road entrance to the employee parking annex.