In West Ashley there’s been little doubt about the future path of Interstate 526, even as the state considered dozens of alternatives for completing the roadway across Johns Island to James Island, because the state bought most of the right-of-way in West Ashley years ago.
Many of the nearby West Ashley homeowners have been aware of the highway plan, but some have not, and they have questions now that the state has laid out a detailed plan for completing I-526, the Mark Clark Expressway.
A series of five public hearings announced today could answer some of their questions.
“I’m going to attend and see what’s transpired,” said Rickey Bradley, whose Lynwood Drive house in West Ashley sits on the edge of the highway right-of-way.
All of the meetings will begin with a 5 p.m. open house followed by a 6 p.m. presentation with an opportunity for comments. The schedule for the public meetings is:
- Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 at Burke High School, 244 President St., in downtown Charleston.
- Sept. 7 at West Ashley High School, 4060 West Wildcat Blvd.
- Sept. 8, at James Island Charter High School, 1000 Fort Johnson Road.
- Sept. 9 at St. John’s High School, 1518 Main Road, Johns Island.
by David Slade