Thurmond’s Road Funds Plea Successful

October 15, 2010

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The NerveCharleston County Councilman Paul Thurmond uncharacteristically pleaded with his fellow council members to approve road works at the junction of Folly and Camp Roads.

Thurmond said that there had been a number of road projects considered in his area and all had been controversial.

This project, though, had the support of all – the city of Charleston, the town of James Island and residents. He urged approval, even though the expected cost would be more than $15 million, compared to an estimate of $6 million 10 years ago.

Thurmond said that two other projects – Folly/Maybank and Route17/41 – in his area had come in under budget and asked if the savings be applied to this project. He noted that the intersection was a major bottleneck to traffic on Folly Road.

The council’s finance committee agreed.

Warwick Jones is a resident of Charleston and has been involved with a number of area organizations, including the Charleston County Greenbelt Advisory Board and the Preservation Society of Charleston.