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P&C: James Island frustrated by indecision

James Island residents frustrated by indecision on Mark Clark completion dknich@postandcourier.com Sunday, November 27, 2011 JAMES ISLAND — Graham Finch and Phyllis Hanniford live in the path of the proposed extension of Interstate 526 and hoped soon to march out … Continue reading

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State: I-526 affecting flood control project

I-526 dispute affecting flood control project By SAMMY FRETWELL The State <http://www.thestate.com/2011/10/06/1998755/i-526-dispute-affecting-flood.html#disqus_thread> Charleston Mayor Joe Riley urged a state board Wednesday to spend $88 million to help the city solve flooding problems that plague the historic downtown after heavy rains. … Continue reading

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Gullah Heritage Panel Opposes Finishing I-526

Gullah heritage panel opposes finishing 526 Tuesday, October 4, 2011 The commission working to protect the culture of slave descendants on South Carolina’s sea islands opposes completing Interstate 526. The federal Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission released a letter … Continue reading

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P&C: The I-526 project: Behind-the-scenes talks as murky as future of extension

The I-526 project: Behind-the-scenes talks as murky as future of extension BY PRENTISS FINDLAY Monday, July 4, 2011 The future of Interstate 526 on James and Johns islands is as clear as pluff mud as supporters and opponents continue to … Continue reading

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P&C: Ruling raises 526 question

Ruling raises I-526 question BY ROBERT BEHRE , PRENTISS FINDLAY Tuesday, June 21, 2011 http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/jun/21/ruling-raises-i-526-question/ The looming end to the town of James Island adds another new twist to the decades-old story of building Interstate 526 across James and Johns … Continue reading

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Councilmember Darby: Why I oppose the 526 project

Why I oppose the I-526 project BY HENRY E. DARBY Thursday, June 9, 2011 In recent weeks, the completion of I-526 has again become a major issue. There are two camps diametrically opposed to each other — one in favor … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor

Pressing need Extortion! That is what the State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Board is attempting to commit when they are demanding $11.6 million from Charleston County. The county rightly listened to the opposition to the I-526 extension and determined that it … Continue reading

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P&C editorial: Don’t keep public in the dark

Don’t keep public in the dark Friday, May 20, 2011 Too bad Charleston County Council decided to revive the I-526 issue, considering the project’s numerous flaws and the broad public opposition to it, stated in five heavily-attended public hearings last … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Bank takes wrong road with payback threat

Charleston County Council, once a champion of the S.C. Department of Transportation’s DOT plan for extending the Mark Clark Expressway, has officially voted against the project. The move was 100 percent justified, as council rightly considered citizens’ overwhelming opposition to … Continue reading

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Reduced version of I-526 readied: County Council to get plan taking road to Johns Island

Reduced version of I-526 readied: County Council to get plan taking road to Johns Island A scaled-down $200 million version of Interstate 526 that ends on Johns Island will be presented today to Charleston County Council. Council Chairman Teddie Pryor … Continue reading

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