Public can weigh in on Folly Road redesign project

The intersection of Folly and Camp roads is among the busiest intersections on James Island. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is leading a $500,000 study on ways to improve Folly Road.

The public can give input Tuesday for a study looking at alternatives for the Folly Road redesign. The comments and suggestions are being received by a redesign team from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Athletic Complex at 2051 George L. Griffith Blvd.

On Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., there will be a wrap-up presentation of work completed so far on the Rethink Folly Road: A Complete Streets Study. The presentation will be at the athletic complex.

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, in collaboration with other groups and consultants, is conducting the $500,000 study of the road from Center Street on Folly Beach to the Wappoo Cut Bridge. The group will have a draft report on the study by early August and a final report by the end of the year.

The BCDCOG wants to find the best places to build new facilities for walkers, bikers and mass transit in the growing corridor. It also wants to find out which unique features should be preserved.