CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston's mayor is asking the state to help fix flooding on the crosstown. Mayor Joe Riley has asked the state infrastructure bank for $88 million.
That would pay for a pump station to flush flood water out of downtown Charleston and into the Ashley River.
Board members voted to send a committee to Charleston to review the project. The first part of the plan to fix flooding has already started.
It includes new drainage systems, asphalt and sidewalks on downtown streets.