Median lined trees debate continues - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Median lined trees debate continues

Posted: Updated:

Monday both  Congressman Mark Sanford and Arthur Ravenel are expected to argue cases to keep a strip of trees in place. 

The DOT announced they would clear the median and put up a center guard rail along I26 between I95 and Summerville to cut down on wrecks along the busy stretch.  Between 2007 and 2011 there were almost 2,000 crashes on that section of the interstate causing 44 deaths and 709 injuries.

Earlier this year,  a spokesman for the Coastal Conservation League asked the governor to stop the DOT.

"Since the vast majority of crashes along this stretch of I-26 are due to irresponsible driver behavior, it is clear that drivers are the problem and not the trees," Jake Libaire explained.  "We think cheaper and more focused alternatives to solving the safety problem need to be publicly considered by SCDOT."

Monday, Sanford and Ravenel will present their cases to the Council of Governments, along with a representative from the SCDOT.

  • Murder suspect from Connecticut fatally shot in St. George by law enforcement after confrontation

    Murder suspect from Connecticut fatally shot in St. George by law enforcement after confrontation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:13:42 GMT
    Major Eric Watson with the Charleston County sheriffs office tells News 2 they’ve been called in by SLED to investigate an officer involved shooting in St. George.We're told SLED and the US Marshall's task force was there to serve a warrant just before 11 Tuesday morning at 114 Winningham Road at the Southern Inn. We're told the suspect from Connecticut is wanted for murder and probation violation. There was a short pursuit in the parking lot before the suspect drew a weapon and 2 SLED agents...
    Major Eric Watson with the Charleston County sheriffs office tells News 2 they’ve been called in by SLED to investigate an officer involved shooting in St. George.We're told SLED and the US Marshall's task force was there to serve a warrant just before 11 Tuesday morning at 114 Winningham Road at the Southern Inn. We're told the suspect from Connecticut is wanted for murder and probation violation. There was a short pursuit in the parking lot before the suspect drew a weapon and 2 SLED agents...
  • Inmates attempt escape by digging hole in detention cell wall

    Inmates attempt escape by digging hole in detention cell wall

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:39:14 GMT
     Officials say two inmates in Disciplinary Segregation broke shelves and pieces off a desk and then used these broken objects to dig a 21 x 32 in. hole in their cell wall.
     Officials say two inmates in Disciplinary Segregation broke shelves and pieces off a desk and then used these broken objects to dig a 21 x 32 in. hole in their cell wall.

  • Spartanburg Woman Accused Of Biting Repo Driver Has History Of Run-Ins

    Spartanburg Woman Accused Of Biting Repo Driver Has History Of Run-Ins

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:22:47 GMT
    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the woman who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been in trouble in connection with incidents during repos twice before.
    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the woman who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been in trouble in connection with incidents during repos twice before.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.