With all the disgust and discussion, angst and acrimony, fear and frustration over, about and because of Lexington’s traffic, there is one thing we do NOT have: hope. Continue reading “Traffic: Face It, We’re Screwed”
A letter to FITSNews, purportedly by an anonymous “citizen,” criticizes the Town of Lexington’s hospitality tax with phony accusations and an attack on Mayor Steve MacDougall. As usual with anything published on that website, truth is rare.
Lexington County is in the first stages of an economic boom. Commercial and residential real estate properties are moving, the population is growing, more school-age children are filling the schools and the needs to accommodate all this are stacking up. Unfortunately, like the rest of the state, the condition of roads in Lexington are poor; potholes, crumbling shoulders, some not wide enough, many not even paved. Yet cars, trucks and school buses must negotiate these sub-standard thruways because we are ignorant or selfish.
The Federal Highway Administration already has provided $5 million to the S.C. Transportation Department to repair roads and bridges that are eligible for federal aid.
In counties declared disaster areas, the federal government will repay the state most of the cost of repairing state roads and bridges, and removing debris.
Lexington road repairs after Nov. 26
Devils Backbone Road, Drawdebil Road, Durham Drive, Old Barnwell Road, Ottawa Trail/Natchez Street, Ramblin Road, Sandlewood Drive, Taylor Street, Wilton Road, Windy Road, Woodberry Road
Lexington County leaders and homeowners in a flooded St. Andrews neighborhood say South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. didn’t give enough warning before releasing water from Lake Murray during record rain two weeks ago.