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Road construction underway at James Island intersection

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JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -

Road crews are working to make safety improvements to the intersection of Camp and Dills Bluff roads on James Island.

The project initially started about two years ago, when South Carolina Department of Transportation officials studied traffic flow and patterns in the area and found that traffic levels were higher than normal and some safety improvements were needed.

The plan for the intersection is to add several turning lanes, a sidewalk, widening the approaching road, and installing a traffic light.

The project got the go-ahead after James Island Town Council voted to have the improvements made after DOT presented them with several areas of concern at the intersection: one being the amount of traffic, and the other the amount of wrecks in the area.

The project is expected to cost a little over $750,000 and should be completed by August.

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