June 14, 2018
Public Meeting on U.S. 17 Corridor Congestion Improvement Study Project
Project website: https://www.us17corridorstudy.com/
Charleston County Government will host a public meeting to introduce and discuss the U.S. 17 Corridor Congestion Improvement Study. The meeting is Wednesday, June 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Citadel Holliday Alumni Center, located at 69 Hagood Avenue in downtown Charleston. It will be an open house format and attendees will have the opportunity to review exhibits and meet one-on-one with Charleston County and project team representatives. Note that this meeting will not be a forum for spoken public comment.
Charleston County and the City of Charleston are developing a long-range plan to ease traffic congestion and improve travel along a three-mile stretch of U.S. 17. The project study area includes U.S. 17 from West Ashley’s Avondale Avenue, over the Ashley River, and to the end of the Septima P. Clark Expressway/Crosstown at Coming Street. Mobility improvements along this section of U.S. 17 Corridor have been identified in other City and County planning studies. This project is the next step to provide further technical analyses on those recommendations and to gather community feedback for prioritization of the improvements.
The U.S. 17 Corridor Congestion Improvement Study will consider and evaluate congestion alternatives in the following categories, including but not limited to the following potential improvement strategies:
- Transportation Demand Management – employer and transit incentives, carpool, vanpool, ride sharing, congestion pricing.
- Modal Options – bike and pedestrian improvements, Park & Ride development, express bus, bus rapid transit.
- Traffic Operations – traffic signage and pavement marking, real-time travel information system, road space allocations, express lanes, corridor lighting.
- Capacity Improvements – intersection and interchange improvements, bridge replacements, new and enhanced bike and pedestrian improvements, roadway realignments and widening.
Visit the official website at https://www.us17corridorstudy.com/ for public meeting notices and engagement opportunities. Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.
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