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Help work toward better transportation in the lowcountry!

In April, County Council rejected the I-526 extension: 6-0 with a vote against alternative G. (SCDOT’s preferred alternative) 5-3 for ‘no build’ with a request that the funds be used to improve existing roads, not build more highways. Next,  the … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor: No to I-526

‘No’ on I-526 The Town of Kiawah Island, the Kiawah Island Community Association and Kiawah developers and business interests, which are generally all one and the same on this topic, want their roads — I-526 and now a connecting tollway … Continue reading

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Commentary: Solution for Septima Clark Parkway is long overdue

No resident of, or visitor to, our fine city who has traversed the Septima Clark Parkway during a period of high tides and heavy rains will ever forget the experience. Flooding along the roadway is severe, putting motorists at serious … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor: pros and cons

Pros and cons The letter in the March 6 Post and Courier by the mayor of Kiawah Island cannot go unanswered. Although “the Kiawah Island Town Council has adopted a resolution expressing support” for the extension of I-526, other elected … Continue reading

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Editorial: Seek State aid for Crosstown

Charleston has a flooding problem on the Crosstown that will cost $146 million to fix. It is generally agreed that the project needs to be done, but there isn’t the money to do so. Charleston has another project, the extension … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: traffic problem not on Johns Island

Looming problem I am not sure what is planned for the I-526 corridor between International Drive and Rivers Avenue but what I see has me concerned. If major reconstruction isn’t started soon, by the time the Boeing plant is working … Continue reading

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I-526 and the impact on land use and displacement

Descendants of freed slaves recount lives in new book Bill Thompson February 13, 2011 “If more land is lost, writes Frazier, some fear that already imperiled Gullah traditions might be further diminished or even lost. The Coastal Community Foundation is … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: No to I-526

No’ to I-526 I have heard much about what the I-526 extension would do. But what has been said about what it would destroy? The farm land will be gone, but who needs to eat? Property that has been in … Continue reading

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Commentary: I-526 failed to consider data and citizens’ input

The South Carolina Department of Transportation’s Mark Clark Expressway Draft Environmental Impact Statement published last July is 500 pages long. Its appendices and public comments add 1,500 more pages. This study recommends the construction of a four-lane parkway from the … Continue reading

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Editorial: I-526 ‘parkway’ a non-starter

In last year’s hearings on the I-526 extension, there was virtually no public support for the “parkway” proposal submitted by the state Department of Transportation. There is no good reason to pursue construction of the project as planned — assuming … Continue reading

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