Charleston, S.C. (WCBD)- Changes are on the way for Line street in downtown Charleston.
Crews are making final preparations to turn it into a two-way street. We’re told this is part of a bigger effort to convert numerous one-way streets downtown; Spring and Cannon streets were converted and repaved last year.
To finalize the conversion, crews will install additional crosswalks, street markings, curb extensions, and new pedestrian signals and signage to ensure pedestrian and motorist safety throughout the project area. Bicycle shadow markings will be added from King Street to St. Philip Street in both directions and a raised crosswalk will be placed over Line street at the intersection of Percy street.
City of Charleston Director of Traffic and Transportation Keith Benjamin says, “This two-way conversion and series of roadway improvements will increase the safety of those moving throughout this corridor, both pedestrians and motorists. We are grateful to the neighborhood for their input and continued support throughout this process”.
Drivers can expect the westbound lane of Line street to be closed one block at a time so existing pavement markings can be replaced. The eastbound lane will remain open.