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S.C. Department of Transportation officials are now focusing on Folly Road bridge replacement plans, which include the replacement of two key bridges near the entrance to Folly Beach. The new bridges over Folly River and Folly Creek will replace spans more than 50 years old and considered functionally obsolete and structurally deficient.

Like the current bridges, the new bridges will be two lanes each. Additionally, the new bridges will be wider and higher and will include a bike and walking lane. Both new bridges will sit slightly north of the existing bridges. Plans are being developed to include the least possible impact on adjacent areas as well as the surrounding environment.

Many surrounding businesses and complexes have various concerns regarding the new construction. Dozens of people have commented on SCDOT’s plans and have inquired as to the plans for lighting and traffic flow.

SCDOT is still in the development phase and plans have yet to be finalized for general bridge construction.