Roadway, Runoff and Recycling
Please “stay calm and drive safely” as you traverse the Wando River Bridge on I-526 and as you navigate the island on Sunday, Nov. 17 during the 9/11 Heroes Run.
The Heroes Run, which was postponed from its original date due to Hurricane Dorian, will take place this Sunday. There will be temporary road closings during the race. Specifically, Seven Farms Drive between River Landing Drive and Pier View Street will be closed from 1-3 p.m. Other streets on the route will be closed at 2 p.m. and reopen as soon as the last participant clears the course. These streets include portions of Daniel Island Drive from Seven Farms Drive to Purcell Lane and portions of River Landing Drive from Seven Farms Drive to Children’s Park.
Also, this week the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced upcoming lane closures for its continuing rehabilitation of the I-526 Wando River Bridge.
The work schedule is as follows, weather permitting: On Friday night, Nov. 22, through Monday morning, Nov. 25, a lane closure will be in effect on the Eastbound lanes of Interstate 526. The right lane and truck climbing lane of Interstate I-526 Eastbound will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. Friday night and will reopen no later than 6 a.m. Monday morning. The left lane will remain open at all times. Exit 24 for Daniel Island will remain accessible. No lanes of travel will be affected in the Westbound direction. Signage, traffic control devices and Highway Patrol will be onsite directing motorists and controlling the flow of traffic. SCDOT says it appreciates the cooperation of the Charleston community as these necessary maintenance activities take place.
Vote on Tuesday, Nov. 19 for your choice of mayor of the city of Charleston. Incumbent Mayor John Tecklenburg and City Councilman Mike Seekings are in a runoff for the position as neither candidate received more than 50 % of the vote in the general election.
Municipal elections typically have low voter turnout. Runoffs, even lower. Let your voice be heard and don’t forget to go to the polls on Tuesday.
The change in Berkeley County’s recycling efforts has left glass out in the garbage. RePower South, which built and operates the county’s new garbage and recycling center, does not recycle glass. Fisher Recycling is holding a “Glass Recycling POP UP” this Friday, Nov. 15 at Dockery’s parking lot. Bring glass bottles, jars and shelving of any color. But do not bring lightbulbs or tempered glass. Fisher Recycling creates custom countertops from recycled glass for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Bring your recyclable glass to Dockery’s this Friday and stay and raise your glass for helping the environment!