More than half of the Charleston-area residents who sent public comments on the proposed Mark Clark Extension were against the project, dealing another blow to the on-again, off-again road proposal that would carry a high price tag for a limited — if any — benefit.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a summary of the more than 2,600 comments submitted as part of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. A majority pointed to the project’s many shortcomings.
The project is expected to cost at least $772 million with little evidence it will fix traffic problems. The eight-mile road extension would destroy more than 31 acres of valuable wetlands and open rural Johns Island to more sprawling development.[…]
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