Officials hold special meeting Monday for Clements Ferry Rd. updates

Officials hold special meeting Monday for Clements Ferry Rd. updates
SIB will discuss possible funding Monday (.Source: Live 5)

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County Councilman Josh Whitley is hosting a special meeting Monday night to discuss the status of the Clements Ferry Road improvement project.

"From the outset of my service, I have always maintained that the widening of Clements Ferry Road is the number one issue for the residents of Council
District 2 in Berkeley County," said Whitley in a press release.  "This 2008 project has suffered many delays, which in turn caused suffering of our neighbors on the Clements Ferry Road Corridor." 
The public meeting is set for January 18, 2016 at the Daniel Island School and will begin at 7p.m.

Monday's discussion is set to include  SCDOT Chairman Jim Rozier, Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler and Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg. Charleston City Councilman Gary White, State Senator Larry Grooms, State Representative Jim Merrill, Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis and Berkeley County School Board Member Mac McQuillin are also expected.

"Sharing information with the public - particularly about infrastructure improvement projects - is extremely important," said Peagler in a press release. "I commend Councilman Whitley for organizing this Town Hall, join Councilman Whitley in thanking Chairman Rozier for his interest in helping us move this project forward, and look forward to empowering the residents with factual updates of this project."

Clements Ferry Road resident Lisa Kerns, who Whitley credits with doing the heavy-lifting of coordination for this meeting, said "We have seen a major change over the last year in terms of the attention we are receiving from our elected officials. On behalf of our neighbors, I want to express our appreciation for all of the officials who are going to meet with our residents on the 18th."

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