Proposed Johns Island road lands on stimulus list, fit ensues

Opponents of a new highway for Johns Island are less than pleased that the would-be project made its way onto Charleston Mayor Joe Riley's list of projects that could be jump-started with federal stimulus money.

The Post and Courier writes:
In response to questions about why the Johns Island road, or the Cross Island Parkway, was included in the list, Riley said, "People have a basic misunderstanding of the so-called list."

The projects on the list are "not requests," he said, "they're examples" of projects that could soon be ready for construction if a stimulus package is approved.

The detail for a proposed commuter rail from Summerville to Charleston are far from hashed out, and that was also on the list of projects -- so, Riley's explanation makes sense to me.

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