SC I-526 Extension Won’t Be a Toll Road

The Post and Courier reports, “If Interstate 526 ever is completed it won’t be as a toll road.” Several Charleston city and county officials told a September 14 press conference that they now have a plan to build the interstate extension in phases. “The officials said building the project as a toll road is not an option because that financing mechanism would require starting over the lengthy federal approval process.” The next step for highway extension advocates is to present their plan to the South Carolina Transportation Bank, which controls $420 million set aside for the stalled project.