It may be hard for you to appreciate the significance of this if you haven’t seen or been on Dorchester Rd at 7:30 in the morning, or starting about 4 in the afternoon. It can be quiet a log jam if you have to be at work at a particular time, or taking your kids to school.
DR Horton sales agents are presenting the connection between Ashley Phosphate Rd. Wescott Plantation, and Ladson Road as a benefit, and yes, I’m sure it will be a convenience at times for Wescott Residents. Depending on the time of day, it could potentially save 30 minutes, and at least 10, from not having to drive out to the light, and drive on Dorchester to get to either Ashley Phosphate or Ladson Rd. Right now, you can either go out Wescott Blvd, or over to Coosaw Creek, but you still have to get out on Dorchester Rd.
So What’s the Problem? I live right across Dorchester Rd in Kings Grant, where the residents are trying to have a law written making it illegal to cut through the subdivision. Right now, there are “no turn” signs, but they aren’t enforceable. It’s not against the law to cut through a subdivision. The Wescott Thruway is inviting half the county to cut through Wescott Plantation. It’s going to save me a huge amount of time getting to my office, as I drive from the traffic light at Wescott, up Dorchester Rd, and right on Ladson Rd. At the wrong time of day, this can be quite an undertaking. So, being able to drive through the light on Dorchester Rd, and cut through to either Ashley Phosphate or Ladson Rd. is going to make my life a lot easier…and I’m sure it’s going to help a few thousand other citizens as well. But for residents of Wescott, with their amenity center located right on what will soon be the new thruway, it’s going to bring 1000’s of cars a day directly thru The Farm at Wescott. THAT IS A BIG PROBLEM! In King’s Grant, we’re dealing with a few hundred cars a day….short cutters have to bounce over about 9 pretty good size speed humps to cover the 2 mile stretch through Kings Grant. I can’t even imagine how many cars will be taking advantage of The New Wescott Thruway.
If you live in the Farm, have a home under contract in the Farm, or are looking for the best neighborhood in Summerville for your family, it’s important you understand what this will mean to you. Let us know your thoughts.