Mark Clark Extension

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State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Board Makes the Right Call on Mark Clark Extension

Columbia, S.C. – Today the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, or “SIB,” voted against giving the County a year-long extension to explore funding the project with a toll. With no other funding source identified for the $350 million needed to...

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S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank ends funding for Mark Clark extension

Today the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, or “SIB,” voted against giving Charleston County a year-long extension to explore funding the project with a toll. With no other funding source identified for the $350 million needed to cover the...

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SELC, partner propose shifting jeopardized Mark Clark millions to local transportation projects

Charleston County officials should make a play to keep the $420 million in contested funds for the Mark Clark (Interstate 526) Extension and use the cash for other local transportation projects that would do more to ease traffic jams and improve...

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Plans for Mark Clark expansion move ahead

The 1960s-era plan to add nearly eight miles to the Mark Clark Expressway (I-526) has been in limbo but is now moving forward again. A final Environmental Impact Statement is expected to be issued this fall or early 2014, and SELC will fully...

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SELC supports county’s rejection of Mark Clark Extension

Along with the Coastal Conservation League, SELC submitted a letter to Charleston County requesting that it uphold the decision to reject the I-526 extension project and demonstrating that the threats of negative financial consequences for the...

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One step back for Mark Clark success

Charleston County Council voted last night to reconsider their decision earlier this month nixing the Mark Clark Expressway. It was an unfortunate choice, brought about by extreme pressure from boosters of the highway who claimed the county would...

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Charleston County Says “No” to Major Bypass, Bucking a Decades-Long Transportation Trend in South Ca

In a historic move, Charleston County Council has voted to reject extending a major interstate highway, I-526, marking a significant step forward for South Carolina and a great success for advocates of smart growth and rural preservation.  The move...

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End of the line for I-526 project

In a historic move, Charleston County Council voted April 19 to reject extending a major interstate that would have cut almost eight miles through wetlands, marshes and rural communities, and increased sprawl development and air and water pollution...

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SCDOT’s Environmental Study For I-526 Extension Is Off-base, And Illegal

The environmental study by the state Department of Transportation for the proposed extension of I-526 distorts relevant data, skews the analysis of alternatives, and is heavily biased in favor of building the 8-mile, $489 million highway through...

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SCDOT Planners Ignore Better, Cheaper Alternative to Mark Clark Expressway

The draft report released today by the South Carolina Department of Transportation, which describes the environmental impacts of the proposed Mark Clark Expressway, fails to consider alternatives that are far less harmful and less costly than...

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