Quantcast

Fight for new Crosstown overpass clears another hurdle in SC Hou - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Fight for new Crosstown overpass clears another hurdle in SC House

Posted: Updated:
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A mother's fight for change cleared another hurdle Thursday at the State House.

The House voted unanimously to send a proposal seeking a Department of Transportation feasibility study of a pedestrian overpass toward a final reading.

Lynette Ranz and State Representative Wendell Gilliard have been pushing for an overpass to be built at the intersection just before the entrance ramp to I-26 and the Ravenel Bridge. 

Ranz's daughter, Lindsey, was killed at the corner of Coming Street after she was hit by a pickup truck during her evening run on January 13.

Ranz recently spoke at the State House asking lawmakers to make the overpass a reality.

The Department of Transportation says an overpass would be too expensive, and an overpass at that location is not necessary because there is another overpass two blocks down the street. 

A College of Charleston student was hit and killed at the same intersection in the fall of 2012. 

Copyright 2014 WCSC. All rights reserved.  
  • NEWS LocalNEWSMore>>

  • Family of missing teen diver releases statement

    Family of missing teen diver releases statement

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:58:55 GMT
    Tristen Allen disappeared during a dive with his father on Saturday.Tristen Allen disappeared during a dive with his father on Saturday.
    The family of a missing 18-year-old who disappeared during a dive with his father off Folly Beach over the weekend issued a statement to the public Wednesday.More >>
    The family of a missing 18-year-old who disappeared during a dive with his father off Folly Beach over the weekend issued a statement to the public Wednesday.More >>
  • DCSO: 4 in custody following Harleyville home invasion, shootout

    DCSO: 4 in custody following Harleyville home invasion, shootout

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:22:21 GMT
    Dorchester County deputies say four suspects involved in an early morning home invasion are in custody following a chase and shootout with authorities.More >>
    Dorchester County deputies say four suspects involved in an early morning home invasion are in custody following a chase and shootout with authorities. More >>
  • Phone call tip leads to four arrests in Charleston

    Phone call tip leads to four arrests in Charleston

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:36:45 GMT
    Charleston police officers are crediting a concerned citizen for four arrests on Tuesday morning.A department spokesperson said they received a tip about several men with handguns along Norman Street at around 1am.After a responding officer tried to pull over a vehicle with several males inside, the men fled on foot. Four of the men were arrested, while two were able to elude police. Two handguns were located inside the vehicle.Lamar Scott Brisbane, 20, Dontez Alonzo Wright, 25, Aldean Cordre...More >>
    Charleston police officers are crediting a concerned citizen for four arrests on Tuesday morning.A department spokesperson said they received a tip about several men with handguns along Norman Street at around 1am.After a responding officer tried to pull over a vehicle with several males inside, the men fled on foot. Four of the men were arrested, while two were able to elude police. Two handguns were located inside the vehicle.Lamar Scott Brisbane, 20, Dontez Alonzo Wright, 25, Aldean Cordre...More >>
Powered by WorldNow