A new plan to ease the traffic flow around the new cruise terminal in the City of Charleston is in effect. In February, the South Carolina State Ports Authority made a routing plan for the traffic influx the new cruise terminal would bring in. The plan begins with signs from I-26 in Charleston to passenger parking. Byron Miller with the Ports Authority told WCIV the plan is better for the city’s streets.
“We have learned a lot with this traffic plan and the new terminal location will serve traffic even better, it will take those cars off the street even sooner and eliminate the need for the shuttling we do now,” says Miller.
Local business owners say the plan is working for them. In two years, a new terminal is expected to open on the north side of the port property. The South Carolina Department of Transportation, the State Ports Authority and the City of Charleston Police Department worked on the plan together.