Charleston blocking S. Market Street from Church to State streets to boost social distancing

Charleston City leaders have decided to separate Church and State — streets, that is.

Starting on Saturday, the 350-foot stretch of South Market Street between Church and State streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City leaders decided to open the roadway for walkers only so they will have more space for social distancing while coronavirus precautions are in place. 

Barricades and traffic routes will be marked starting...