Monthly Archives: August 2010

Is this worth half of a billion dollars?

We don’t think it’s worth it. Join us at the public meetings to stand up for the Charleston region and say “no” to the 526 alternative G!

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I-526 extension (Letter to the Editor)

As a lifelong resident of Charleston, I am opposed to building the I-526 extension through Johns and James islands. I reside on James Island due to its suburban character defined by small roadways, open spaces, parks, privacy, quietness and the … Continue reading

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Smart Growth (Letter to the Editor)

With the number of large infrastructure projects on the board in our region, it appears that we are at a crossroads. The largest proposed infrastructure project, the proposed expansion of I-526, is no exception. At a price tag of $500 … Continue reading

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A Video Presentation: Charleston’s Regional Transportation Choice

Josh Martin, CCL Land Use Director, talks about the problems with the 526 extension and takes a look at how we can better grow as a region.

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I-526 extension (Letter to the Editor)

A few days ago I went to the county library to view three huge binders regarding the I-526 extension proposal. It would be helpful if they issued some Cliff Notes — far too many things to make a head droop … Continue reading

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‘Greenway’ an unwarranted expense

Kiawah resident Paul Roberts argues that the best way to improve traffic safety on Johns Island is to build a new road across the middle of the island, through what he describes as “mostly empty land.” Roberts fails to understand … Continue reading

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Left in limbo by proposed I-526 expansion

Several dream homes surrounded by lush marsh, creek occupy area where Mark Clark expansion is planned JAMES ISLAND — From the rear porch of Phyllis Hanniford and Graham Finch’s home, there are stunning views of Ellis Creek and a marsh … Continue reading

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I-526 meeting schedule announced

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I-526 extension hearings hailed

Mayor-elect Bill Woolsey says he’s not sure if the proposed road project would benefit James Island James Island Mayor-Elect Bill Woolsey welcomed the news that the S.C. Department of Transportation will hold more public hearings on the latest proposal to … Continue reading

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Letting public into 526 loop

The state Department of Transportation’s proposal for completing I-526 has drawn increased scrutiny from Secretary of Transportation H.B. “Buck” Limehouse, who has ordered staff to hold three additional public hearings to accommodate those residents who would be most affected by … Continue reading

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