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Officials say concrete median will make dangerous intersection safer

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Plans are in the works to make a dangerous intersection in North Charleston safer.

The State Department of Transportation wants to reduce the number of accidents at the intersection of Ashley Phosphate Road and Hunter's Ridge Lane.

According to the DOT, between 2011 and 2015, there were 34 accidents at the intersection of Ashley Phosphate and Hunter's Ridge Lane.
Two of those were fatal and at least 15 of those wrecks involved injuries.

Officials say most of the accidents are caused by drivers turning left from Hunter's Ridge Lane on to Ashley Phosphate.

DOT says it wants to install a concrete median at the intersection to prevent drivers from making that left turn.

Sam Ahmed's Beer and Tobacco Outlet store is right on the corner.

For 16 years, Ahmed says he has seen his share of accidents at the intersection. 

"Every week at least three, four accidents over here, right here," Ahmed said. "I see about three, four people killed right here on this corner."

DOT also plans to extend the left turn lane on Ashley Phosphate into Stall High School.

North Charleston City Council is expected to give final approval to the project Thursday night.

If that happens, DOT will take bids in the Fall and construction will start a few months later.

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