Traffic in Charleston is Reaching a Breaking Point

July 13, 2017, 11:00 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — Kathryn Basha, planning director Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments, sits down to share on the latest plan that will likely relieve traffic woes.

Public meetings on current traffic issues have been held and decisions are being made.

Looking ahead to 2035, $1 billion is committed already in transportation infrastructure in Lowcountry.

Total population has increased more than 50% from 1980 to 2009.

Population expected to expand at rate of nearly 25% from 2010 to 2035.

Priorities for spending federal funds on regional transportation projects include highways, roads, bridges, transit facilities, pedestrian routes, and related enhancements.

Charleston voters approved a half-cent sales tax that will generate $1.2 billion over 25 years.

A major concern is whether $1 billion will be enough for enhance the Lowcountry’s roadways.