Plan calls for new bike lanes along St. Andrews Boulevard (update: starting)

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Update September 27: A quick update to point out ABC News 4's video from the groundbreaking that has public comments and more context; you can watch it over here.

Update September 26: A year on work is set to begin on the the St. Andrews Boulevard Bike Lanes and SC-61 resurfacing project in West Ashley.

Charleston County Government will hold a ceremony on today, September 26, to break ground at St. Andrews Blvd. and Penn Avenue (near the old Cross Seed and Feed) at 11 a.m.

Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie E. Pryor, Sr. and Mayor Joe Riley will speek at the cermony.

The project, which is expected to be completed by December and is coordinated between Charleston County, the City of Charleston, and SCDOT. The project is being funded by multiple sources including the Charleston County Transportation Sales TaxCharleston County Transportation Committee and an enhancement grant through the city of Charleston and SCDOT.

The project includes improvements to St. Andrews Boulevard and Ashley River Road from Wesley Drive to Wallace School Road.

Roadwork that requires lane closures will occur at night to minimize effects on traffic.

— Update by Ken Hawkins.

First reporting August 24, 2010: County and state officials announced today that St. Andrews Boulevard in West Ashley will be getting new bicycle lanes on both sides of the busy boulevard early next year.

The new bike lanes are slated to run between Wesley Avenue and Sycamore Avenue.

The Post and Courier has the brief and promises more on the decision to add the bike lanes in tomorrow's edition. 

The Charleston City Paper also has a brief with some images of the renderings.

Update August 25: The Post and Courier has followed with an expanded report. 

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