Congressman Cunningham Supports S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank’s Deal to Extend Interstate 526

January 10, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Joe Cunningham released the following statement in support of the S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank’s decision to sign a new contract with Charleston Country and move forward with the long-delayed extension of Interstate 526:

“I applaud the S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank’s decision to approve a new deal with Charleston County, allowing them to move forward on the much-needed extension of I-526. This critical infrastructure project will be vital for traffic relief and evacuation routes for West Ashley and John and James Islands. Today’s agreement demonstrates what can happen when leaders put politics aside for the good of their constituents. I look forward to advancing similar infrastructure projects on a federal level and working with state and local partners to improve Lowcountry roads, bridges, and flooding challenges.”