Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods try to fix cut-through traffic

Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods try to fix cut-through traffic


Monday night, some neighbors in Mt. Pleasant sounded off on new plans for curbing that kind of traffic in their neighborhoods.
The issue is in the Groves and Cooper Estates neighborhoods by Shem Creek and Trader Joes.

They discussed three options. One is to do nothing, which most everyone at Monday’s meeting seemed against. A second is to add more speed humps and stop signs to slow down cars.

The third and most severe option was to bring in the curbs at different points to make the two lane street, one lane, slowing down traffic a lot to try to keep people out.

These cut through and speeding issues have been a problem for years and neighbors say something needs to be done.

“We see a lot of increased traffic, non-residential traffic, people speeding through, getting their kids to school and it is mostly in the morning, going to work, going to school," Carol Lewis, who lives in Cooper Estates said.

Tuesday night there is another meeting for the bordering Groves neighborhood but anyone is invited to attend.

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