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Eyes on the roads: Charleston mayor shares city’s infrastructure priorities

Mayor Cogswell shared these projects in a letter to Charleston County Council Chairman Herb Sass.

A skyline shot of the Charleston peninsula. There is a road, cars driving on the roads, trees, and buildings.

Funding for these road projects would aim to help traffic congestion.

Photo provided by @mpeacockmedia

In a letter to Charleston County Council this week, Mayor William Cogswell shared the city’s infrastructure priorities + advocated for funding for road projects to reduce traffic.

The mayor highlighted 10 road projects within Charleston’s city limits he believes should be included in the third Transportation Sales Tax referendum on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

These projects were highlighted as a top priority for the new projects portion of funding:

  • The eastern portion of Maybank Highway
  • Reduced length for South US-17 Corridor improvements
  • Reduced length for Ashley River Road improvements
  • The western portion of Maybank Highway
  • Harbor View Road improvements
  • Ashley River Road Intersection improvements
  • US-17 SC-61 Exit Ramp improvements
  • Glenn McConnell Overpass
  • Meeting Street Overpass at Milford Street
  • Folly Road bike/pedestrian improvements

If passed, over $1.8 billion of the $5.4 billion would be allocated to the Mark Clark Expressway Completion project, and over $811 million would be earmarked for potential new projects.