Charleston County held an online meeting on the first phase of improvements to Main Road, from West Ashley to Johns Island, on Tuesday, March 31. Despite the many unknown circumstances of our community, we’re hoping you will continue to advocate for our community by watching the meeting and submitting comments here.
Comments will be accepted until April 30th. You can submit your comments digitally by clicking on the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the website or by mailing them to:
4045 Bridge View Drive, Suite B309
North Charleston, SC 29405
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. 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 _________. I am pleased that Charleston County is continuing to move forward with improvements to Main Road. It is exciting that this project includes extending the West Ashley Greenway to Main Road with a new multi-use path that will be added to the Limehouse Bridge. It is important to me to be able to have improved car, bike, and pedestrian access across the Stono River and all along Main and Bohicket Roads.
Sample comment (B): My name is ________ and I live ________. Thank you for developing an alternative for Segment A that improves mobility for all modes of transportation while minimizing impacts to wetlands. I am also excited that there will be a multi-use path constructed along Main Road from Bees Ferry to Johns Island. Please make sure that the portion of the path on the Limehouse Bridge is separated from automobile traffic and wide enough for bicyclists and pedestrians to safely pass one another.
Make your comment here: https://www.mainroadcorridor.com/segment-a/