There is getting to be a very heated and convoluted fight over a potential extension of I-526 south of Charleston, SC. There are grassroots groups like Nix526 who are against it. The reason this is messy is the state does not have 526 on its priority list for at least a decade yet the city of Charleston is pushing for it now. Tonight there is a meeting to discuss the City taking over responsibility from the state to be the applicant for the DOT expansion See Post and Courier Article.
Bottom line, this will not increase access to anything except undeveloped land for developers and a slightly quicker trip to Foley Beach and Kiawah Island while plowing through salt marsh and virgin forests and the only reason this keeps coming up is because the local governments have invested millions on designs that they don't want to lose out on. [op ed]When we talk about government running more like a business, it's this kind of crap we refer too.[/op ed]