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Officials breaking ground on project to improve busy James Island intersection

Folly Road. (Photo Source: Live 5) Folly Road. (Photo Source: Live 5)
JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -

Officials are breaking ground on a project they hope will improve a busy James Island intersection. 

Friday, Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey, James Island Mayor Bill Woolsey and Charleston County Councilmember Joseph Qualey will speak before crews start working on the Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements Project.   

The plan is to line up the Eugene Gibbs Street and Rivers Point Row intersection with Folly Road and add multiple turn lanes by widening both Folly Road and Camp Road.

Bicycle lanes and sidewalks will be added to both sides of Folly Road, while another sidewalk will be placed in front of the fire station on Camp Road.  

According to a news release, the project is designed alleviate traffic issues and address drainage in the area. 

The ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 150 Camp Road. 

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