The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) wants to hear the public’s ideas on Tuesday night about traffic reduction around North Charleston’s Boeing plant. At the public hearing, the state DOT is looking for any input the public has on travel alternatives, other options such as mass transit and rail, or traffic improvements.
Currently, the area around the Boeing 787 Final Assembly Plant at the I-526 and I-26 merge in North Charleston is already the most popular congested stretch of highway in the area.
With Boeing ramping up production, the DOT wants to make the transition as smooth as possible. Officials are also examining an eight-mile section of the merge to–as they say–“reduce today’s traffic and meet tomorrow’s needs.”
After hearing from the public, the proposed ideas will be studied and evaluated during the estimated 18-month study.
The public hearing will be held at the North Charleston City hall from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesday night.