What Area of the Lowcountry Has the Worst Traffic?

November 24, 2017, 2:06 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) — Traffic in the Lowcountry is just awful during the morning and afternoon commutes. But what area has it the worst?

From Mount Pleasant to Summerville, downtown Charleston to Bonneau; we spoke to people from all across the tri-county area.

They say traffic is comparable to some of the largest cities in the country.

Sybil Curro lives in the Mount Pleasant area and says she plans her life around rush hour. “I’ve been here for about three years and yes, it is getting worse. I listen to the statistics of how many families keep moving into the area and we really need to do something about infrastructure,” she said. “Traffic is horrible.”

In 2017, The South Carolina Department of Transportation says 190,600 vehicles drove on I-26 from the Highway 52 Connector to Ashley Phosphate Road every day.

The most traveled roadway in Dorchester County is I-95 from Highway 78 to Highway 178 with 43,700 vehicles passing through every day. That number is up 10% from five years ago.