Image by flickr user ZevotroImage by 20080617expressway.jpg A proposed road project could help save tranquil woods on Johns Island, while simultaneously clear-cutting others.
Charleston County has gathered 1,274 responses from the public on what to do about growing traffic on Johns Island. Perhaps unsurprising, folks on Kiawah and Seabrook islands favor an expressway of sorts, while people that live on Johns Island are more mixed about it.
The Post and Courier has done some digging, and after reading through it I got the impression that while the expressway (and a toll) are still a maybe, the winds are generally blowing in favor of it. Here's an excerpt:
[Charleston County Councilman ] Thurmond said he plans to ask fellow council members in the next several weeks to approve a resolution asking the South Carolina Department of Transportation to start discussing the idea with private companies that build roads.
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