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With regard to Highway 17

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014

To the Editor:

It is my observation that the more I travel Highway 17 on the Waccamaw Neck the more I’m convinced that highway redesign is required.

While I’ve been critical of the “Median Project” from the start, my concerns have been focus on the safety issues that are being ignored.

By that I mean all the median cuts (cross-overs) without acceleration and/or deceleration lanes. There are also two bridges into Georgetown with no median divider (concrete barrier) at all that is an invitation to a disaster.

I have continued to express my concerns to the SCDOT and all the legislators, local and state and received many accolades for my efforts, but the answer is always the same – “you’re right in what you say, but we have no money!”

My frustration is how to effectively get the real attention of the people who can make the decisions that can fix the problems now, properly, before there are more accidents and people are killed.

Lack of funding to fix our infrastructure is simply a failure of our bureaucracy that should not be tolerated by the people who appointed and elected them to serve.

Peter Eisenberg

Pawleys Island

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