Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Meeting starts at 5 p.m.

Main Road Improvement Project, Online Meeting

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Charleston County is holding an online meeting on the first phase of improvements to Main Road, from West Ashley to Johns Island, on Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. Despite the many unknown circumstances of our community, we’re hoping you will continue to advocate for our community by participating in this meeting and submitting comments here.

 

Why is this meeting important?

This meeting will include a discussion on a bike and pedestrian pathway from Bees Ferry Road across the Stono River, an overpass or “flyover” near the intersection of Main Road and U.S. Highway 17, and a new design for the intersection of Main, Chisolm, and River roads.

Main Road is an essential artery because it is the hurricane evacuation route for residents living on Johns, Wadmalaw, Kiawah, and Seabrook islands. Improving the road, especially the two critical intersections, has been a top priority for many islanders for decades.

The cost of the project will be covered by Charleston County’s half-cent sales tax program.

 

Where does the Conservation League stand?

The Conservation League supports the designs the county has chosen as preferred alternatives for both critical intersections. Both would minimize the impacts to wetlands while providing the best level of service for drivers.

 

What should I comment on?

We at the Conservation League think it’s especially important to weigh in on the bike and pedestrian path across the Stono River. The county hasn’t yet presented alternatives for such a crossing. We need you to tell Charleston County that there needs to be safe way for bikes and pedestrians to cross the Stono using the Limehouse Bridge!

Sample comment (A): My name is ________ and I live (state where you live here). Before Charleston County selects its final preferred alternative, there needs to be safe options for bicyclists and pedestrians to crossing the Stono River.

 (Perhaps also add in a personal story here about how you might use the bike/ped path)

 

Sample comment (B): My name is ________ and I live (state where you live here). I am pleased that Charleston County has been able to design improvements for Segment A that minimizes impacts to wetlands while maximizing the level of service for commuters. I am also excited that there will be a bike/ped path that will be constructed from Bees Ferry Road to Johns Island, however, there still needs to be a safe bike/ped crossing over the Stono River. Please make sure that a dedicated bike/ped lane will be added to the Limehouse Bridge.

 (Perhaps also add in a personal story here about how you might use the bike/ped path)

 

Make your comment here: https://www.mainroadcorridor.com/segment-a/

 

Where can I find more information on this project?

You can review all information the Main Road project and preferred alternatives here:

https://storage.googleapis.com/main-17-cdn/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/faa6e1c2-main-road-preferred-alternatives-ace-meeting_final_edited_pdf-2-.pdf

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