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Old 06-20-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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At face value if you can get it to pass.. your awesomeness would know no bounds. But where would they put it in? Initially I would look at 17 around Wando High to 526.. but I can't see where they would cross the river. You could expand 41 to 4 lanes and do something once you cross the river, but then that's outside Mt. Pleasant city limits and a 4 lane 41 isn't really an expressway.
Expand 41, then make a highway cross the Wando westbound just before the current 41 bridge, cross Clements Ferry, cross the Cooper and term at 526 between Rhett and Virginia.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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Nice Idea Rory, but it will never happen. Look at what has been going on with 526 for over 2 decades and it only has one river crossing, your idea has two.....
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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526 crosses 3 rivers - The Ashley, Cooper and Wando.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Widening Rte 41 (to 4 lanes plus turn lanes) has been planned on for years. Some of the work (utilities) have been done. The problem has been deciding on how to do the bridge over the Wando. US Coast Guard wants it to be a high flyover and large boats can pass underneath. Many locals do not want that type water traffic that high up on the Wando and want to limit it with a low slung, cheaper draw bridge.

There is a plan to widen and extend Clements Ferry Road north through Frances Marion Forest and bring it back to Rte 17 above Awendaw. I think this is very far off.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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526 crosses 3 rivers - The Ashley, Cooper and Wando.

It does now, but the final part that is being held up only has one more to cross...
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:41 PM
 
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Even if they widened 41 to four lanes.. I'm not sure it would be considered an expressway. And, considering the space between Longpoint and 41 to put big box stores in.. I don't expect the density to improve any time soon to be as palatable as the space across the street from Towne Center next to 17 and 526.

Looking at the map, the only places to meet the greenspace requirment would be between Longpoint and 41 or possibly in the section off 41 and 17 that is currently part of the Park West development. I guess there is some space off Rifle Range... but that's about all that's left right now.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Even if they widened 41 to four lanes.. I'm not sure it would be considered an expressway. And, considering the space between Longpoint and 41 to put big box stores in.. I don't expect the density to improve any time soon to be as palatable as the space across the street from Towne Center next to 17 and 526.

Looking at the map, the only places to meet the greenspace requirment would be between Longpoint and 41 or possibly in the section off 41 and 17 that is currently part of the Park West development. I guess there is some space off Rifle Range... but that's about all that's left right now.
Don't include that huge plot set aside for the next county park on Rifle Range...
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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Ok, then even less is left.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Just makes me sick to think that this could be real -- ever. Just sad.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Yeah it's definitely sad to give people lower priced goods all in one location. We really should limit big box stores so that people don't have any choice but to shop at the higher priced small stores.
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