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Lowcountry officials to join voices in support of half-penny sales tax referendum

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Lowcountry leaders will join to show support of a half-penny sales tax referendum on next week's ballot in Charleston County. 

Mayor Tecklenburg, former Mayor Riley, Representative Chip Limehouse and many others will lend their voice. 

If the referendum passes, a  half-cent tax to all sales in the county.

Supporters say the referendum will put $2.1 billion into the Charleston County community in order to fix local traffic problems by widening Dorchester Road, widening Main Road, building a flyover at U.S 17, widening Highway 41 and many other significant road projects. The referendum will also provide $600 million to develop a state-of-the-art transit system and offer support to protecting the greenspace in Charleston County, officials say. 

A press conference will be held at 1649 Savannah Highway at 8 a.m. Wednesday. 

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