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US Highway 17 which parallels the eastern coastline of the United States was widened to six lanes as it crosses the Historic Charleston Peninsula in the 1950’s. Built to Federal standards, the highway severed several historic neighborhoods and created a pedestrian barrier and wasteland. As part of a team charged with fixing storm flooding, DesignWorks led the effort to transform the Highway into an urban boulevard. The new boulevard utilizes the Charleston palette of materials, incorporates new sidewalks along its edges and a new, planted median separating the six lanes. Street trees, decorative plantings and new lighting help transform the highway into a beautiful boulevard and knits the neighborhoods back together.
Charleston, South Carolina