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Bee Street, Courtney Drive improvements unveiled

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

If you've tried to drive in downtown Charleston, you know it can be a nightmare. A major road construction project is now complete and it should make your drive a lot easier.

It's been a year in the making, but finally folks who travel along Bee Street and Courtney Drive during peak hours will see some big improvements with traffic flow.

Bee street and Courtney drive re-opened Monday morning during a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the project.

The goal of the project was to improve traffic flow into and around the downtown medical campus area, for both vehicles and pedestrians during peak hours. The project also helps with drain issues along Bee Street and Courtney Drive.

Both Courtney Drive and Bee Street were widened. New sidewalks were built and traffic lights were installed. The project started last May and cost an estimated $4.8 million and was funded by the Charleston County Transportation sales tax.

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