Monthly Archives: February 2011

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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