West Columbia Opposed to Carolina Crossroads I-20/126 East-West Connector Directional Interchange Alternative
West Columbia, SC (May 31, 2017 at 5:15 PM) — In November 2016, City Council passed a resolution opposing the I-20/126 East-West Connector Directional Interchange Alternative and City Council continues to oppose the proposed interchange as it will negatively impact the residents, businesses and riverbanks in West Columbia.
Recently identified as the number one interstate priority for South Carolina by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), the proposed solution would severely impact five neighborhoods in the City of West Columbia, including: Quail Hollow, Gates of Quail Hollow, Quail Hollow Village, Westover Acres, and River’s Edge.
City Council continues to urge SCDOT to find a solution that does not destroy homes or relocate families on the West Columbia side of the riverbanks. SCDOT has not consulted the City of West Columbia in planning and has created the options without input from the City. The City of West Columbia has attended public meetings held by SCDOT and made SCDOT aware of the detrimental impact to well-established residential areas that could be eliminated or compromised by the proposed interchange. The City is encouraging residents and businesses to reach out to SCDOT to voice their concerns about the plans.