Residents sound off on Glenn McConnell Parkway project

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Residents are now sounding off about a project that was supposed to help buffer traffic noise from a busy road in West Ashley.

Neighbors in the Forest Lakes subdivision say the new sound buffers along Glenn McConnell Parkway are not working out.

The Glenn McConnell Parkway and I-526 Improvement Project is nearing its final stages. In addition to traffic relief, nearby residents were hoping for some sound relief from the constant traffic.

Charleston County RoadWise constructed two sound buffers between Glenn McConnell Parkway and adjacent neighborhoods.

The buffers include trees and bushes for landscaping and neighbors say barriers look decent but they are not long enough.

Other major components of the road project includes widening Glenn McConnell by one lane in each directions.

It is expected to be complete by May. Charleston County RoadWise is in charge of the Glenn McConnell Parkway Road project. It is paid for by a half cent sales tax.

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