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Construction on West Ashley Circle kicks off

An artist's rendering of the completed project. (Photo Source: Charleston County) An artist's rendering of the completed project. (Photo Source: Charleston County)
WEST ASHLEY SC (WCSC) - There could soon be relief to the stop-and-go traffic that Bees Ferry Road has become notorious for. At least that's the hope as construction on the West Ashley Circle kicks off.

The City of Charleston hopes the loop will relieve the traffic headaches on the road.

The improvement project for the circle is expected to be complete in September of 2015.

There will be four lanes of traffic, two in each direction.
There will be a median, an 8-ft sidewalk and a multi-use pathway.

The first part of the circle, with one traffic light, was built years ago as a way to provide a route to Walmart.

Now, new lights and road installations continue the remaining 3/4's of the project.

Project manager Devri Detoma says this initial construction should not cause traffic delays because crews will be working in undeveloped areas.

The project will coat $7 million. It's funded by Charleston County's half-percent sales tax.

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