As I mentioned before, Charleston County is at a crossroads. With little funding from our state, we need funds to work on our existing roads such as Dorchester Road, Glenn McConnell Parkway, Folly Road and JI Connector, Savannah Highway, Hwy 17 and Main Road, Rural Roads, Hwy 78 and Hwy 41. Only a few days left for your voice to be heard!

DETAILS AND COMMENTS HERE: http://roads.charlestoncounty.org/tax-ref.php

 

Tax Referendum

 Charleston County Council is considering placing a sales and use tax referendum question on the November 8, 2016, ballot to finance the costs of highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit systems, greenbelts, and other transportation-related projects within Charleston County. County staff has worked with the City of Charleston, Town of Mount Pleasant, City of North Charleston, and the Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments to discuss both a method of financing and potential projects within the various jurisdictions.County Council directed staff to organize and hold five public meetings to provide citizens the opportunity to comment on the projects identified by the various jurisdictions and potentially financed by a proposed sales and use tax referendum. Your comments are important to Charleston County. Please take a moment to complete this form. The information below details the projects identified under consideration and approximate cost of each.

Your comments will be accepted through June 27, 2016.

Airport Area Improvements-$106,367,000

Extend Palmetto Commerce Parkway from Ashley Phosphate Road to Connect with South Aviation Avenue

Annual Allocation Continuation- $150,000,000

$5 million Resurfacing / Pavement Management; $2 million Bike Pedestrian; $1 million Local Paving; and $1 million Intersection Improvements (Beginning in Year 2031)

Bus Rapid Transit-$256,400,000

Provide Local Matching Funds to supplement Federal Funds to Implement and Operate a Bus Rapid Transit Program

Dorchester Road Widening- $71,000,000

Widening of Dorchester Road from four-to-six lanes between Michaux Parkway and the Dorchester County Line

Glenn McConnell Parkway Widening-$ 25,000,000

Widening of Glenn McConnell Parkway to six lanes between Bees Ferry Road and Magwood Drive

Greenbelt Program Continuation-$ 25,000,000

Continuation of the Greenbelt Program Beginning in year 2031

James Island Intersection and Pedestrian Improvements-$15,000,000

Intersection and Pedestrian Improvements of Camp Road, Fort Johnson at Camp Road, Fort Johnson at Seccessionville Road, Folly Road Sidewalk and Connection of Bicycle Lane

Mass Transit- $73,000,000

Capital Replacements

Mass Transit-$280,000,000

Operations

Northside Drive Re-alignment at Ashley Phosphate-$ 40,500,000

Relocate Northside Drive to intersect with Ashley Phosphate Road across from Spa Road

Rural Road Improvement Program- $73,000,000

$2 million annually for Unincorporated and Municipal Rural Roads

Savannah Highway / Ashley River Bridges / Crosstown Congestion Management Study-$ 2,000,000

Congestion Management Study of West Ashley Connection to the Downtown City of Charleston Peninsula

Savannah Highway Capacity and Intersection Improvements-$48,800,000

Intersection Improvements of Savannah Highway and Wappoo Road, Magnolia Road, Orleans Road, Dupont Road, Savage Road, Playground Road, Markfield Road, Ashley Town Center Drive, Sam Rittenberg, Skylark, and White Oak Drive.

S.C. 41 Improvements-$ 129,300,000

Widening Highway S.C. 41 from U.S. 17 to Wando Bridge including intersection improvements at U.S. 17 @ S.C.41

U.S. 17 at Main Road Intersection and Main Road Widening, Bees Ferry to Betsy Kerrison-$195,000,000

Intersection Improvements of U.S. 17 / Main Road and improvements to Main Road from Bees Ferry Road to Betsy Kerrison Parkway

U.S. 78 Improvements-$ 47,250,000

U.S. 78 from U.S. 52 to I-26 including the intersection with Ladson Road

Additional Comments

If you have any additional comments or would like to suggest any transportation-related projects or improvements, please provide that information below. If you need additional space, please attach an additional comment sheet or paper.