CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston County
voters may get to voice their opinions on whether the Interstate 526
expressway should be completed through Charleston's western suburbs.
The Post and Courier reports Friday that county council will consider next week whether to put a non-binding referendum on the November ballot.
The tentative wording would
ask if voters want to have the highway completed but not have the state
Transportation Department's preferred alternative considered. That plan
calls for a lower-speed divided lane parkway instead of a high-speed
Under the proposal, the
wording of the referendum would rule out the need for consent from the
municipalities the highway passes through. Such consent is required by
Interstate 526 is also known as the Mark Clark Expressway.