The Charleston County Council has made a decision to not follow through on the Interstate-526 completion project. The state infrastructure bank told the Charleston County Council they must either complete the 526-completion project as stated in a contract, or pay $12 million to the bank. The council heard from residents who opposed the plan to extend Interstate-526 in Charleston to include a parkway, enforcing a 35 mph speed limit. Now, the council has decided to side with the opposition and stop the completion project.
WCSC in Charleston reports Councilman Teddy Pryor says the decision will costs tax payers $12 million owed to the state infrastructure bank. Vice Chairman Elliot Summey says the waste of money may affect future investments with the bank, possibly making it harder to get funding. Ultimately the council says they wanted to listen to the people, and that’s what they did.