CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A state senator wants lawmakers to review Transportation Department plans to remove trees in the median of 30 miles of Interstate 26.
The Port and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/YmFUyF ) that Berkeley Sen. Larry Grooms is sponsoring a joint resolution requiring the Joint Transportation Review Committee to look at the idea.
The Transportation Department wants to remove the trees and install a guardrail down the median to make the heavily traveled stretch between Interstate 95 and Summerville safer.
The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League last week asked Gov. Nikki Haley to prevent the agency from cutting the trees.
Haley's office says the agency thoroughly weighed the safety and environmental issues and making the road safer is the highest priority.