What is this project?
The Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements Project on James Island involves improvements to Folly Road from approximately 1,000 feet south of Camp Road to the intersection with Eugene Gibbs Street and Rivers Point Row and improvements to Camp Road from West Madison Avenue to Oyster Point Row. Project benefits include reduced traffic congestion in this area, improved traffic operations, improved storm water drainage, increased safety, and improved pedestrian and bicycle mobility.
Where will construction take place?
Construction will take place on James Island at the intersections of Folly Road at Camp Road, and Eugene Gibbs Street and Rivers Point Row. Improvements will be made to these roadways and intersections.
How is this project funded?
The project was funded primarily by the Transportation Sales Tax, also known as the RoadWise Program, which began in 2004 when voters of Charleston County enacted a half-cent sales tax to be used for the purposes of transportation improvements, greenbelt facilities, and mass transit. Collection of the tax began in 2005 and is to continue for 25 years or until $1.3 billion was collected. In November 2006, the voters of Charleston County authorized the county to issue an additional $205 million in bonds. The Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements project is one of the six projects that is funded by the additional bonds.
How long will construction take?
Construction is estimated to take place over 550 days; its initial start time was March 2016 and construction should be completed by the end of 2017.
Will construction impact holiday traffic such as July 4?
Construction is not planned to take place during Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, or Christmas holidays as heavier traffic flow is always expected. More details on lane closure restrictions are available here.
Are trees being removed to make way for widened roadways or sidewalks?
To mitigate construction effects on the environment, sidewalks will meander around existing grand trees. Most of the expanded roadway is aligned to avoid existing grand trees. Tree barricades will be erected around grand trees and trees within the project proximity will be fertilized to mitigate impacts. A total of four Grand Live Oaks and eight smaller trees will be removed for purposes of this project. Additionally, a contribution to the Charleston County Tree Fund will be made to facilitate the planting of new trees in the project area.
What is being done to mitigate environmental impacts associated with construction?
In addition to the tree protection, the project team has implemented spill prevention procedures, regulating of off-site tracking and dust control procedures, erosion control measures, and proper waste disposal policies. The project is in compliance with all SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) regulations, US Army Corps of Engineers wetland protection regulations, and maintains all necessary Hazmat permits.
How can I get more information about the project?
The project team will also be holding bi-annual community meetings to keep residents and businesses up to date on the project construction. The first community meeting will be held Thursday, April 14 from 6:30-8:30pm at Ft. Johnson Middle School. Visit the project page at www.follyatcamp.com which will be updated as construction progresses.
Who can I contact with a construction concern?
Please contact us by emailing email@example.com and we will respond as quickly as possible.
Were you unable to attend the Community Meeting on December 7, 2017? The online meeting is available for viewing at your convenience.
Past Public Meetings
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Public Meeting — August 27, 2008
The third public meeting was held at James Island Charter High School
Meeting Handout (PDF, 774KB)