Changes coming to King Street loading zones

The loading zones are indicated by number.
The loading zones are indicated by number.

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The City of Charleston will begin a six-month pilot program altering loading zones on King Street and the surrounding side streets between Woolfe Street and Hutson Street, starting September 15.

The program will change 14 loading zones to box truck or multi-axle commercial loading only zones between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

During that time, standard commercial vehicles, including those with P-Tags, will not be allowed in those 14 designated spaces. All other loading zones will be available for standard commercial loading.

The 14 loading zones will receive new signage which is also attached.

Due to the success and growth of the thriving downtown business districts, this six month pilot program is designed to decrease traffic congestion and increase public safety by preventing trucks from disrupting traffic flow at peak travel times, a release from Mayor Riley's office states..

There will be a public information session to address questions on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the Visitor Reception and Transportation Center Theater at 375 Meeting Street.

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