Anyone objecting to completing I-526 from West Ashley to Johns Island should have been with me on a recent Sunday afternoon.

On Maybank Highway at the base of the bridge to Johns Island, which is 10 minutes from my home, a major accident blocked the entire road. Police were directing everyone to West Ashley to get to Johns Island.

Traffic was bumper-to-bumper on Maybank, Folly Road, 17 South, and Main Road to the Limehouse Bridge, where, lo and behold, there was a four-car pileup. My 10-minute trip home took well over an hour. What if this happened during a hurricane evacuation?

People, wake up. We need 526, and we need it sooner than later.

Ann Beever

Shogry Pointe Road

Johns Island