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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Line Street to be Converted for Two-way Traffic

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, city crews will complete work to convert Line Street to accommodate two-way traffic. Weather permitting, the work is expected to last one day.

To execute the conversion, the west bound lane of Line Street will be closed one block at a time as existing pavement markings are replaced. The east bound lane is expected to remain open during the transition.

Prior to finalizing the two-way conversion, crews will have installed additional crosswalks, street markings, curb extensions, and new pedestrian signals and signage to ensure pedestrian and motorist safety throughout the project area. Once the two-way conversion is complete, crews will add bicycle sharrow markings from King Street to St. Philip Street in both directions, as well as a raised crosswalk over Line Street at the Percy Street intersection.

City of Charleston director of Traffic and Transportation Keith Benjamin said, “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.”

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