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5:04 pm on Tuesday December 11, 2012

Get ready to slow down, Johnnie Dodds widening in Mt. Pleasant is imminent (Update: All but done)

A rendering of the soon-to-be new look. (Update 3 at the bottom.) The widening of Johnnie Dodds Boulevard is set to break ground on December 9, with road work being visible as early as January 2011, and expected completion by November 2012.  And you...
7:11 am on Sunday January 22, 2012

More construction headed for I-26 in Berkeley County

Image by Flickr user jimmywayneEarlier this week, the State Infrastructure Bank gathered together and voted to use $15 million to widen Interstate 26 through Berkeley County. According to Representative Chip Limehouse, the reason for the project is...
4:55 am on Friday August 12, 2011

Public's input sought at Harbor View Road Project meeting (update: concerns arise)

Update August 12: While the latest design pleased few residents, hopes that concessions could be made by reducing the width of the improvements appears to be fizzling. The Post and Courier writes that Charleston Councilman Joe Qualey is pushing...
1:37 pm on Friday April 22, 2011

Mount Pleasant trees get a second chance in North Charleston

A rendering of the soon-to-be new look.The Palmetto State's icon is no match for its rapid growth. As Johnnie Dodds Boulevard is widened in Mount Pleasant many a palmetto tree are facing an end — but North Charleston is offering a second life to...
7:15 am on Friday April 22, 2011

North Charleston claims dibs on Mount Pleasant's trees

Image by Flickr user CasaDeQuesoAbout 65 of the palmetto trees that are being dug up for the Johnnie Dodds Boulevard road-widening in Mount Pleasant will have a new home in North Charleston. According to North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, the city...
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...
4:20 am on Monday May 10, 2010

Johnnie Dodds to undergo an $84 million remake

Image by Flickr user Wayan VotaThe Post and Courier reports that an $84 million remake of Johnnie Dodds Boulevard and its frontage roads was approved last week. The contract's approval marks the largest road project in Charleston County's half-cent...
7:30 am on Tuesday December 15, 2009

Sweetgrass basket makers brace for change

Image by Flickr user crowdiveSweetgrass basket makers are bracing for the imminent changes that are coming from the road widening project along a 2.5 mile stretch of U.S. Highway 17. Known as the "sweetgrass corridor" for the numerous family-owned...
1:28 pm on Thursday December 3, 2009

Johnnie Dodds widening project to begin in the Spring

Image by Flickr user Will Merydith The $70 million project to widen the most-traveled road in town, Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, is expected to begin sometime in the spring of 2010.
5:58 am on Saturday August 16, 2008

Highway 17 widening gets $3M

Congress approved $3 million for the widening of U.S. Highway 17, the last of the $11.5 million funding needed for the road project. The widening is designed to relieve congestion in the heavily traveled area, and it will stretch from the Isle of...