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Old 10-15-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Richmond,VA
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My friend, the funding source will be from the 1/2 cent tax referendum for road projects that was approved in 2016 (this will anger people because it was not included in the projects initially listed for work), but too bad, it's needed for the completion of 526. I voted for it knowing we needed it possibly for I 526 completion, and it barely passed in Nov 2016. A funding portion will also come from CHATS Transportation Berkeley-Dorchester-Charleston.


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2016 Half-Cent Sales Tax Referendum


In November 2016, the citizens of Charleston County voted to add a second half-cent sales tax. The passing of this ordinance adds an additional half-cent to purchases made within the County beginning May 2017 for twenty-five (25) years, or until $2.1 billion is collected. The second referendum also splits funding between transportation improvements and the Greenbelt Program, where $1,890,000,000.00 will be collected for transportation-related projects and mass transit and $210,000,000.00 will finance the cost of greenbelts. Click here to view the 2016 Half-Cent Sales Tax referendum.


Charleston County Council Tuesday gave initial approval to a plan to ask voters on the Nov. 8 ballot for a sales-tax increase that would raise $2.1 billion for roads, public transportation and green space.
In front of a half-full room, the group voted 7-1 to move forward with the plan. It would bring in $1.4 billion for road projects, $609.4 million for public transportation and $125 million for green space.
The vote came after the council removed from the list of potential projects the completion of Interstate 526 across James and Johns islands, the most controversial item included in the draft referendum.

Maybe I had previously posted this link but here's why I asked the question:


CharlestonWatch.com > County Council, October 5
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Maybe I had previously posted this link but here's why I asked the question:


CharlestonWatch.com > County Council, October 5
No problem, the answer is still 2016 1/2 cent tax for road projects and the CHATS transportation for Berkeley-Dorchester-Charleston for the County funding. It's moving forward for sure in late November 2018, Finally!
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:12 AM
 
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This hurricane season proved this road is not needed. Just kicking the can down the road a few more years until costs skyrocket even more. Yet the 526/26 intersection and countless other chokepoints arenít being fixed either. And public transit/HOV lanes are not being planned either. This whole region is Moving nowhere on infrastructure but we keep building new houses.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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This hurricane season proved this road is not needed. Just kicking the can down the road a few more years until costs skyrocket even more. Yet the 526/26 intersection and countless other chokepoints arenít being fixed either. And public transit/HOV lanes are not being planned either. This whole region is Moving nowhere on infrastructure but we keep building new houses.
526/26 intersection is already planned. Thereís a big commotion about folks who have to mive to make it happen...https://www.google.com/amp/www.live5...outputType=amp
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:26 PM
 
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This hurricane season proved this road is not needed. Just kicking the can down the road a few more years until costs skyrocket even more. Yet the 526/26 intersection and countless other chokepoints arenít being fixed either. And public transit/HOV lanes are not being planned either. This whole region is Moving nowhere on infrastructure but we keep building new houses.
Spot on post. Short sighted posters talk about short term solutions. Anyone with a brain can see this town is getting too big for its britches. Itís a lot easier to take the taxes from new residential developments than it is to bite the bullet and stop developing until infrastructure catches up.
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Old 10-22-2018, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Spot on post. Short sighted posters talk about short term solutions. Anyone with a brain can see this town is getting too big for its britches. Itís a lot easier to take the taxes from new residential developments than it is to bite the bullet and stop developing until infrastructure catches up.
You people do not live on the barrier islands. It is easy to say it is not needed when you do not leave the islands, or live on them and commute each day from the islands and west Ashley. Just like in 1992 when 526 went to Mt. Pleasant, people opposed it. Just like the James Island connected in 1993, people opposed it, and it is a great help to people on the islands. You people can oppose it, but it is happening. You don't have to use it, and you won't have to pay the toll if we have a toll, but please realize it's 5 years past due for the Islands and West Ashley. Just ask people of the Barrier islands if the 526 completion plan, yes completion (it was planned 30 years ago) if they favor 526 being completed.
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:14 AM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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This hurricane season proved this road is not needed. Just kicking the can down the road a few more years until costs skyrocket even more. Yet the 526/26 intersection and countless other chokepoints arenít being fixed either. And public transit/HOV lanes are not being planned either. This whole region is Moving nowhere on infrastructure but we keep building new houses.

It's not a black and white issue and there are a lot of logical arguments both for and against the completion of 526, but this hurricane season is not one of them. A single year when we have no direct hurricane hit demonstrates nothing.
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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You people do not live on the barrier islands. It is easy to say it is not needed when you do not leave the islands, or live on them and commute each day from the islands and west Ashley. Just like in 1992 when 526 went to Mt. Pleasant, people opposed it. Just like the James Island connected in 1993, people opposed it, and it is a great help to people on the islands. You people can oppose it, but it is happening. You don't have to use it, and you won't have to pay the toll if we have a toll, but please realize it's 5 years past due for the Islands and West Ashley. Just ask people of the Barrier islands if the 526 completion plan, yes completion (it was planned 30 years ago) if they favor 526 being completed.
Call me a Scrooge, but I’m not an advocate for spending a billion dollars so that a small fraction of Charleston residents can shave a couple minutes off their drive time. We have bigger problems that affect nearly everybody and this 526 extension is just a distraction.

This would be like residents of Sullivan’s advocating for a billion dollar flyover that connects the island to 526 so that they don’t have to fight all the Floridiots clogging up Ben Sawyer every day during the summer. Only sounds good if you’re capable of a very superficial thought process.
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Call me a Scrooge, but I’m not an advocate for spending a billion dollars so that a small fraction of Charleston residents can shave a couple minutes off their drive time. We have bigger problems that affect nearly everybody and this 526 extension is just a distraction.

This would be like residents of Sullivan’s advocating for a billion dollar flyover that connects the island to 526 so that they don’t have to fight all the Floridiots clogging up Ben Sawyer every day during the summer. Only sounds good if you’re capable of a very superficial thought process.
Very wrong Sir, Sullivan's island is tiny compared to the Barrier Islands, Kiawah, Seabrook, Edisto Island, and West Ashley. Very, very poor comparison. Many thousands more people that it will help. Not only to shave a few minutes off a drive, much more than that save 20 minutes on my commute to work each way, a much, much better evacuation route for emergencies. You are forgetting many people, and the people of Kiawah and Seabrook want 526 completed and have the most resources to help fun the completion than all of Charleston County (for what it's worth).
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:28 PM
 
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Very wrong Sir, Sullivan's island is tiny compared to the Barrier Islands, Kiawah, Seabrook, Edisto Island, and West Ashley. Very, very poor comparison. Many thousands more people that it will help. Not only to shave a few minutes off a drive, much more than that save 20 minutes on my commute to work each way, a much, much better evacuation route for emergencies. You are forgetting many people, and the people of Kiawah and Seabrook want 526 completed and have the most resources to help fun the completion than all of Charleston County (for what it's worth).
West Ashley isnít a barrier island and they already have access to 526. So you canít include them in this bogus argument. Kiawah and Seabrook are nowhere near the planned 526 extension. The only people this serves is a few thousand people on Johns island who bought before thinking about the brain melting traffic they would have to endure on a daily basis. And thatís not worth spending a billion dollars to fix.
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