Charleston mayor asking state to fix flooding on crosstown

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.

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