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Carnes Crossroads could be biggest intersection in state

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Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler says the Carnes Crossroads intersection has been around for hundreds of years, "It's been a crossroads for about 300 years. The Etiwan Indians crossed through this area."

Heitzler says the intersection of highway 176 and highway 17-A may grow more over the next 20 years than ever before, "this crossroads will become the biggest intersection in South Carolina."

The Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Council of Governments released a study on the tri-county, "Our Region, Our Plan." In the study, it discussed why the area will grow tremendously.

Roper Hospital is planning to build a hospital at the intersection. 40,000+ homes are planned in three large communities nearby. Heitzler says the City of Goose Creek has been planning for this growth. Back in 2008 they installed a million gallon water tank not too far from Carnes Crossroads.

Heitzler says due to current development, the rest of the Lowcountry does not have the ability to grow as quickly as the Carnes Crossroads area, "because of the constraints in the greater Charleston area, the development is going to come right through here."

Ted Harris believes the area is going to grow quickly as well. He started his business, Taylor Metalworks, a mile or so down highway 17-A from Carnes Crossroads. Part of the reason he opened there was because of the future, "this is a growing area, and I see a lot of potential here."

You can learn more about the BCDCOG plan for the future at www.ourregionourplan.org

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