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6:56 am on Tuesday October 23, 2012

Widening of alternate beach route started

photo by flickr member VaDOT Update October 23, 2012: Construction has shut down the portion of 3rd Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Kings Highway.  WMBF reports that it will remain closed until March of 2013, open back up for the tourist season...
5:03 am on Wednesday February 22, 2012

Skepticism of roads providing backgate traffic relief

As spring barrels towards us, some say the year is passing us by too quickly. If only we could route time through the infamous "backgate" intersection where nothing passes by quickly. While it's encouraging to see that construction for the Farrow...
7:16 am on Tuesday September 6, 2011

Back gate road construction (Update: second phase begins, will last until August 2012)

Indiana Media   Update 9/6:  The second phase of back gate construction begins, affecting northbound traffic patterns and a new connector road. Also during this year-long phase, the construction of ramps and permanent walls will start.  For more...
4:04 am on Tuesday February 16, 2010

Traffic changes help with cruise terminal traffic

In preparation for cruise-line season, the City of Charleston and the State Ports Authority officials are implementing new traffics plans around the Passenger Terminal downtown. Other traffic changes include installing signs to guide cars from I-26...
6:02 am on Monday September 22, 2008

Let the state know what you think about HOV lanes

Image by Flickr user swanksalotImage by 20080917hov.jpg S.C. DOT: Working to avoid this. After floating the idea of HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lanes for Interstate 26 from Charleston to Summerville, the S.C. Department of Transportation is seeking...
5:34 pm on Wednesday July 9, 2008

Future Drive meeting draws concerns

Tuesday's meeting on Future Drive Loop drew some concerns from long-time area residents that the project would bring too much congestion to their currently quiet neighborhood. Understandable, but now the county must decide if the discomfort of some...
7:00 am on Sunday June 29, 2008

County to hold public meeting on Future Drive

Charleston County is hosting a meeting July 8 on Future Drive Loop, a proposed road in North Charleston to help ease congestion along Ashley Phosphate, Dorchester, and Ladson roads. The project is linked to the Palmetto Commerce Parkway project, on...
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