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11:34 am on Wednesday February 20, 2013

From mag-lev train to ferries, all ideas on the table to fix I-26 traffic

The amount of traffic on Interstate 26 keeps growing and planners aren't convinced that road widening can keep up — so a study will consider solutions uncommon to the area: public transport.
7:39 am on Wednesday February 20, 2013

From mag-lev train to ferries, all ideas on the table to fix I-26 traffic

Image by City of North Charleston Train tracks run throughout the Charleston area, but they cary few passengers. The amount of traffic on Interstate 26 keeps growing and planners aren't convinced that road widening can keep up — so a study will...
12:10 pm on Monday June 13, 2011

3 dead, 5 injured in Florida I-10 wreck after car driven by Beaufort teen crosses median

Flickr user "Mick ㋡rlosky" Three people — including a five year old — are dead and five more injured following a chaotic wreck that ensued after a car driven by a 19-year-old Beaufort teen crossed an Interstate median. That car was a Honda Pilot...
2:33 am on Wednesday May 25, 2011

It's not dead yet: I-526 on Johns and James islands (update: doom, gloom, and certain death)

Image by Flickr user bugmonkey "I'm not dead yet" for sure.Update May 28: Get the update. Update May 25: The debate goes on for the dead-yet-not I-526 project. The Charleston City Paper has posted an interesting piece about the debate and will...
9:29 am on Saturday May 14, 2011

With I-526 plan killed, state banking agency demands $11.6 million returned

Image by Flickr user *MarS Update May 14: Charleston's own state Senator Glen McConnell is taking the line that Charleston County needs to pony up the millions in cash. Head on over to The Post and Courier for the story on the latest volley in...
6:01 am on Saturday November 6, 2010

S.C. looks to toll lanes to speed up I-526 from West Ashley to North Charleston

Image by TheDigitelWith the stretch of I-526 from U.S. 17 in West Ashley to North Charleston (map bellow) already jammed full and a massive Boeing facility nearly done, officials are looking for ways to increase the road's capacity without breaking...
4:55 am on Tuesday September 7, 2010

Commuter rail looking more attractive (updated)

Image by flickr user Bill Lim Commuter rail has popped on the radar as gas prices and area population surges. Update September 7: Brian Hicks has penned a piece in today's Post and Courier that adamantly favors the construction of a commuter rail...
6:49 am on Monday August 9, 2010

Changing law for food and vendors could save Hardeeville, S.C. welcome centers

Flickr user monkeyc.net The "m" stands for "Moola." We previously mentioned how local groups are trying to figure out a way to save the welcome center at Hardeeville on I-95 thanks to big budget cuts. Well a story in today's Post & Courier...
11:16 am on Sunday August 8, 2010

Speed crackdown coming to I-26 from North Charleston to Columbia

Image by Flickr user Runs With Scissors Thanks to several portions of I-26 between North Charleston and Columbia gaining a statistical reputation for being quite deadly, South Carolina police are starting a speeding crackdown on Monday, August 9....
4:01 am on Thursday July 29, 2010

Alternatives proposed to solve I-526's traffic problems (update: detailed map)

Image by Flickr user K2D2vaca Update July 29: S.C. DOT is distributing a brochure about the I-526 plan, most interestingly it contains a narrated map of the features at various points on the $489 million project. What struck me at first glance were...

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