City TRC Takes Up Daniel Island Roundabout Plan

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City TRC Takes Up Daniel Island Roundabout Plan New public information meeting scheduled for May 25 BY: CHARLIE MORRISON The City of Charleston’s Technical Review Committee (TRC) has conducted its first review of the Berkeley County-led plan to install a roundabout at the corner of Seven Farms Drive and Daniel Island Drive. The TRC, a … Continue reading City TRC Takes Up Daniel Island Roundabout Plan

Fleshing out Clements Ferry’s Four-Lane Future

Peter Valiquette Discusses road widening

Berkeley County updates residents on phase two of Clements Ferry widening project at April 27 “drop-in” meeting By Charlie Morrison The last half-decade has born witness to a continuous debate between elected officials, South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) officials and members of the Daniel Island, Cainhoy and Clements Ferry Road communities over the future … Continue reading Fleshing out Clements Ferry’s Four-Lane Future

Neighbors vs. Numbers

J.I. Elementary hosts county legislatives for delegation meeting dominated by discussion of SCDOT, safety at nearby South Grimball and Folly Road intersection By Charlie Morrison | Community Editor Driving southbound down Folly Road in the direction of Folly Beach and home, you sigh a sigh of relief as the traffic signal at North Grimball Road, … Continue reading Neighbors vs. Numbers

Window Dressing or a Window of Opportunity?

County accepting comments on latest Harbor View plan until May 15  By Charlie Morrison | Community Editor  More than 150 residents were in attendance at Stiles Point Elementary last Tuesday, April 30 to hear representatives from Charleston County’s RoadWise program present their latest “preferred alternative” plan for the Harbor View Road Improvements Project. The latest … Continue reading Window Dressing or a Window of Opportunity?

Doubt about a Roundabout

Doubt about a Roundabout SCDOT Safety revisits proposed Riverland/Camp roundabout plans with Riverland Crossing HOA By Charlie Morrison Community Editor A recently proposed $700,000 South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) project to improve safety at the intersection of Camp Road and Riverland Dr. by installg a roundabout has become the latest in what, these days, … Continue reading Doubt about a Roundabout

A Cry to Consider Context

A Cry to Consider Context Local, state leaders lambast SCDOT for Grimball Ext./Folly traffic signal report, lack of flexibility on signalizing intersection By Charlie Morrison Community Editor In September, following requests made from the James Island Public Service District (JIPSD), the City of Charleston, and the Town of James Island, the South Carolina Department of … Continue reading A Cry to Consider Context

It’s Not Just A Street, It’s A SuperStreet

It's Not Just A Street, It's A SuperStreet County Council green lights SCDOT plan for state's first “superstreet” By Charlie Morrison Staff Writer Charleston County Council gave the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)’s “superstreet” project the green light. The so-called superstreet is designed to improve the accident-riddled intersection at the corner of Main Road … Continue reading It’s Not Just A Street, It’s A SuperStreet

The Quiet Crescendo

Amidst little fanfare, County finalizes DOT alterations to “Qualey Alternative” for Harbor View Rd. By Charlie Morrison The nearly decade-long debate over how best to implement the Charleston County Roadwise half-cent sales tax-funded Harbor View Road Improvements Project came to a fizzling, anti-climactic conclusion last Thursday evening, when Charleston County Council voted unanimously in approval … Continue reading The Quiet Crescendo

Cooper James Gets Green Light, But No Stoplight

CUTLINE Insert cutline as per the photos you select. Headline on Cooper James PUD City Council gives Grimball Ext. development final go-ahead, wants SCDOT to put a stoplight in place By Charlie Morrison Community Editor Of the innumerable, large-scale residential developments currently matriculating through Town of James Island, City of Charleston, and Charleston County's respective … Continue reading Cooper James Gets Green Light, But No Stoplight

A Clear Path for Camp

A Clear Path for Camp Town signs off on County-led Camp/Folly intersection improvements project By Charlie Morrison Community Editor   The Town of James Island, last Thursday, officially stamped their seal of approval on the Charleston County Roadwise and South Carolina Department of Transportation-led (SCDOT) project to improve the busy intersection at Folly and Camp … Continue reading A Clear Path for Camp

Stuck in the Middle With Joe

Stuck in the Middle with Joe Council vets final SCDOT adjustments to “Qualey Alternative” to Harbor View Road Improvements Project By Charlie Morrison Community Editor When Charleston County Council voted to approve the "The Qualey Alternativefor the County Roadwise project to widen and improve Harbor View Road, back in May of last year, they thought … Continue reading Stuck in the Middle With Joe

Camp’s Critical Connections

   Camp’s Critical Connections Reconfiguration and a roundabout slated for pair of Camp Road Intersections By Charlie Morrison Community Editor The elephant in the room when it comes to the debate over how James Island develops in the coming years is undoubtedly the colossal issue of the proposed extension to the Interstate 526 Mark Clark … Continue reading Camp’s Critical Connections

The Pride of the Island

The Pride of the IslandTown’s arm of responsibility re-emerges under a different brandBy Charlie MorrisonCommunity Editor A quarter hour hadn’t yet passed during the first-ever meeting of newly established, all-volunteer “James Island Pride” committee before the group collectively cut to the chase. “So …,” began longtime Town activist and committee member Gary Millikan with a wry … Continue reading The Pride of the Island

Highway Hijinx

CUTLINE Signalization timing at Folly Road intersections like this one at Maybank Highway and Folly Road, were recently revealed to be an inside joke perpetrated by two SCDOT engineers   Highway Hijinx SCDOT admits Folly Road traffic signalization an ‘inside joke’ By Charlie Morrison Contributing Writer   The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced … Continue reading Highway Hijinx

Something Must be Done

'Something Must Be Done' Resident share mixed reactions at Harbor View Road improvements meeting By Charlie Morrison Contributing Writer James Island resident and cyclist Greg Jones was one of many at week's Harbor View Road Improvements Project meeting. Jones was in support of the project's "Alternative B," dubbed the "Qualey Option" A crowd of hundreds … Continue reading Something Must be Done