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Final pieces for West Ashley Circle expected for delivery March 11

West Ashley Circle Aerial View (Source: Charleston County) West Ashley Circle Aerial View (Source: Charleston County)
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

The West Ashley Circle surrounding Bees Ferry Road is expected to open sometime this month.

According to the construction project website, it was scheduled to open in December, however delays in traffic signals have pushed the opening to March.

"[We] had to order some decorative mast arm signals and there was a delay time in that," said Charleston County Transportation Construction Project Manager, Devri Detoma, in late December.

Tuesday, Shawn Smetana, a spokesman with Charleston County, said “the light poles are scheduled for delivery on March 11, and the contractor will install after that.”

The area near the intersection of Bees Ferry Road and Glenn McConnell Parkway has been under construction for over a year now.

The project was created as a way to try and reduce traffic congestion in the area.

2014 traffic numbers from the Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Council of Governments show between 14,000 and 27,000 cars drive this stretch of Glenn McConnell Parkway and Bees Ferry Road each day.

The $7-million project is being funded by Charleston County's half-percent transportation sales tax.

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