Lexington Irmo Lake Murray Real Estate Update 08-26-2011
Smart lights may ease local traffic - Lexington may get a relatively inexpensive traffic congestion solution. Traffic engineer Dan Dennis said “smart” traffic lights with cameras can adapt to changing traffic flows, particularly during morning and afternoon rush hours. This was one of the suggestions planners made at a public briefing Tuesday on the Town of Lexington’s new five-year vision plan. The planners suggested reducing congestion on Lexington’s Main St. by crating truck routes around the historic downtown area. “Do you know how many trucks a day drive through town on U.S. 1,” he asked . It’s 152, we know because we counted them. One route would channel westbound U.S. 1 truck traffic through Harmon St. to Columbia Avenue. Eastbound truck traffic would be routed from U.S. 1 down Gibson Rd. to S. Lake Drive. Planners envision walking and biking paths around town to connect residential and retail area. “People will walk five to 10 minutes to go somewhere,” planner Irene Tyson said. The planners also recommended that truck routes be turned into attractive boulevards with trees and biking and walking paths and that entrances to town be beautiful.
Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter benefit scheduled – It’s been almost a year and surgeries continue, but his smile never fades. That’s the way one admirer of Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter described the young Gilbert Marine that sustained massive head, face, arm and body wounds while trying to save a fellow Marine in Afghanistan. Carpenter, a graduate of Wyman King Academy was welcomed when he attended last Friday night’s game at the school. As he was being greeted, youngsters were made to feel comfortable in talking about the massive scare on his body and face, as the Marine answered each question. Kyle, proclaimed by the State Legislature as a Palmetto State Hero, has been described as authentic, genuine, kind and gregarious. “He exemplifies the qualities of character that many of us so admire and recognize of those in service,” said one lady who stood in line just to shake his hand. A special Bar-B-Q Chicken Dinner will be held Sunday, Sept. 18 from 4p.m. until 7p.m.. The events sponsored by the Lutheran Churches of the Lexington area in the SC Synod have told the Chronicle they are excited about this event for several reasons. “First, like all citizens, we’re supportive of our troops and veterans and wish to see them properly supported. We have a responsibility to support those who protect us. Secondly, as the Church we have a holy obligation to advocate for our troops, especially those who suffer mental and/or other physical wounds to ensure that they receive the assistance for which they paid so dearly. The Sept. 18th event will be held at Reflections Banquet Hall in Lexington from 4 to 7p.m. Red Reynolds says a patriotic program will begin at 5:30p.m. and is expected to be an event to remember. For more information, please call 808-8466.
**All information compliments of the Lexington County Chronicle.**
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