New traffic light system aims to unclog U.S. 17 in Mt. Pleasant

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A $436,000 traffic light system is expected to be in place by this fall to alleviate traffic woes for U.S. 17 drivers in Mount Pleasant on the far side of I-526.

A 30% improvement is being promised — but, beware, it's being called "cutting-edge".

Many reports abound, but the better can be read at The Post and Courier who also has a nice map of the work area.

Hopefully it will be a real treat for commuters, especially as the Johnnie Dodds widening is due to be complete in November 2012.

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