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Meeting set to discuss the future of I-26 in Charleston

August 11, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina transportation officials want to hear any solutions to remove congestion from Interstate 26 in the Charleston area.

The state Department of Transportation is holding a meeting Tuesday in North Charleston to hear proposals for what it is calling the I-26 Corridor Management plan.

The plan will include a number of ideas, from car pool lanes to upgrading traffic lights to synchronize traffic getting on the highway to telecommuting and shifting work hours.

The plan covers 34 miles (55 kilometers) of I-26 from its end in downtown Charleston west to the state Highway 27 exit near Ridgeville.

The DOT says improvements to the I-26 interchange with Interstate 526 will be a separate project.

The meeting starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday at North Charleston City Hall.

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