A planned port access road at the Port of Charleston, that is expected to haul in an estimated 10,000 additional trucks through a North Charleston community, has some nearby residents complaining about the project.
Rosemount Community residents say the port’s growth is costing them their neighborhood and environment. With a new port access road being built through that community, residents say the increased traffic will add pollution. State Ports Authority spokesman Byron Miller told WCIV-TV that they have worked on reducing emissions.
“There’s no direct impact on other residents, and that’s a good thing. The road was designed in a way, at a higher cost, but it was designed in a way that would reduce impacts on both the people who live in the area, as well as environmental impacts,” says Miller.
Miller says they have studied this project for four years, reviewing thousands of pages of documents and making the best possible outcome for all parties involved. Residents still say the environment will suffer from the port access road and they are asking for a middle ground solution.