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News Release                                  June 9, 2016

                                                                                                   Release Number: 4054

Shawn Smetana/Public Information Officer
Phone: (843) 958-4007/ Fax: (843) 958-4004

Project website:

Traffic Alert: Detour for Oyster Point Row and continued Nighttime Lane Closures for Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements Project


Charleston County Government announces a detour for a 500-foot portion of Oyster Point Row that will be temporarily closed to traffic from Camp Road to the Banks Construction storage yard. The detour will occur from 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 15 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 for contractors to install drainage pipes and a large underground water quality structure at the intersection of Oyster Point Row and Camp Road for the Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements Project. All work is weather permitting.  


See the attached map of the detour route.


Traffic on Camp Road traveling in both directions will NOT be impacted by the detour.

June 15 – July 8; Detour for Oyster Point Row


  • The detour will direct local traffic around this portion of Oyster Point Row via Keown Drive, Held Street, and South Anderson Avenue.

  • Citizens will have access to their homes at all times via this alternate route.


Also, nighttime lane closures are scheduled to continue from Thursday, June 9 through Thursday, June 30th in area of Camp Road and Folly Road. Crews will be utilizing flagging operations to control traffic while performing utility relocation work.


June 9 – June 30; Nighttime Lane Closures to continue on Folly & Camp Roads


  • Nighttime lane closures are scheduled to occur on Camp Road and Folly Road Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Friday between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.; Saturday between 10:30 p.m. and 9 a.m.

  • Flagmen will be on site to control traffic.  

  • At no time will the entire roadway be blocked to traffic.  
  • Drivers will have access to businesses and residential properties along Folly and Camp roads at all times.
  • At least one lane will remain open to traffic under flagging operations.

  • Drivers traveling through the project’s construction zone are asked to be aware of equipment and crews working in the area at all times.


The Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements Project on James Island involves improvements to Folly Road from about 1,000 feet south of Camp Road to the intersection with Eugene Gibbs Street and Rivers Point Row, and improvements to Camp Road from West Madison Avenue to Oyster Point Row. Improvements will relieve traffic congestion and localized flooding by adding turn lanes and upsizing drainage pipes. Bike lanes and sidewalks will also be added.

Visit the official website at for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects. Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.


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