New Folly Road plan gets creative to save trees

A new plan for the Folly and Camp road intersection has finally received a favorable response from the community. The new one impacts only five of the grand trees, versus the 41 of the first plan.

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How'd they do it? Here's a bit about the new plan from Charleston County Roadwise:
... reducing the width of the of the travel lanes from 12 feet to 11 feet, meandering sidewalks around the trees instead of placing them directly behind the curb and gutter, and designing the drainage improvements to run under the roadway versus under the sidewalk. Each of these changes will contribute to the reduction of tree impacts on Camp Road.

You can view the plan in this PDF, and head over to Live 5 News for a write-up on the public's reaction. You can also leave a comment on the plan on the Charleston County RoadWise site.

A meeting was held on the plan last night, Wednesday, August 27.

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