MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Several people wrote in to our series “What’s Driving You Crazy” with concerns about Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant. Charleston County is currently taking feedback on proposed changes to the road but the last day to give comments is Friday, Sept. 11.
The alternative plan is designed to reduce congestion within the Highway 41 corridor and accommodate future traffic projections, county leaders say.
The plan would widen Highway 41 to a four-lane roadway from the Wando River Bridge to the intersection of Highway 41 and Highway 17. It also includes an intersection design to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection of Highway 41 and Highway 17 as well as the surrounding intersections at Hamlin Road, Brickyard Parkway, Gregorie Ferry Road, Winnowing Way, and Porchers Bluff Road.
Some people in the Phillips community, a historically black area of Mount Pleasant dating back to the 1800s, are not happy about the changes this plan could bring. The proposal would go through the Phillips community and could cause some residents to lose a portion of property.
County officials say they are going to work with the people in that community and see if they can adjust their design to minimize any impacts. They will also be creating an advisory committee to better communicate with residents.
The county is accepting public comment by way of:
Friday, Sept. 11 is the last day to give your feedback.