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One of SC's most scenic roads, preserving Riverland Drive's beauty

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JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is coming up with a plan to preserve the beauty of Riverland Drive, one of the South Carolina’s 17 scenic byways.

The Council of Governments received a state grant in January to create a 15-year plan that will protect almost five miles of Riverland Drive, from Wappoo Hall Road to Grimball Road. The project's senior planner says the plan will ensure that future construction is in keeping with the character of the road, while protecting natural resources.

"Any new development, we would like to see being preserved, as much as possible, the open space and endangered land,” says Nick Pergakes.

Officials say a final draft of the plan will be presented August 21 at the last public meeting.

Officials hope Charleston County, the City of Charleston and the Town of James Island will all adopt the plan by the end of the year.

 

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