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Superstreet concept becoming closer to reality in West Ashley

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WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

High crash rates and heavy traffic congestion are common problems at the intersection of Savannah Highway and Main Road in West Ashley.

And that's why the South Carolina Department of Transportation wants to rebuild that intersection to make it safer.

There are still some kinks that need to be worked out before the "Superstreet" concept becomes a reality.

The Charleston County Transportation Committee will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday going over road improvement projects in the county and they will also overview the "Superstreet" concept and see where the project goes from there.

The intersection has a very high rate of crashes. The DOT plans to rebuild the intersection using a new design called "Superstreet."

The intersection will be designed to help traffic flow and traffic congestion. The new design won't allow traffic to turn left or cross US 17, instead cars will have to turn right onto the highway, move into the left lane then make a U-turn.

The improvements for the intersection were proposed after the DOT reviewed the amount of traffic accidents over the last several years. They found from 2003 to 2011 there were more than 350 crashes, three fatalities and more than 190 people injured.

Before construction on this project can begin, the DOT needs to settle financial, environmental and right of way issues. They also hope to complete the project by the end of 2014.

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