County not handling frontage road issue well

Hilton Head Island PacketFebruary 19, 2014 

As a member of the Berkeley Hall community and a Beaufort County taxpayer, I was shocked and saddened to see the ad in the newspaper by Gary T. Kubic, the Beaufort County administrator, that maligned as well as misrepresented the residents of our community regarding the frontage road issue that would provide direct access to St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, as well as possible future commercial entities.

Contrary to the comments made by Mr. Kubic, I, along with many others, share his concern for the safety, health and welfare of all citizens who are forced to make a U-turn on U.S. 278 — not just those entering the church.

I strongly support the 2005 traffic study commissioned by St. Gregory’s that concluded the best and safest option for the church was construction of a frontage road between the church campus and a fully signalized intersection with U.S. 278 at the Indian Hill Fire Station.

I reject the notion that the developer promised to grant the county permission to build a west frontage road from St. Gregory’s through Berkeley Hall property. 

If there is such an agreement, I trust that the county would share a copy of it with our community. 

I urge Beaufort County officials to solve this urgent problem and build the road as originally planned and approved for the well-being of all citizens of Beaufort County.

 

Bonnie C. Caldwell

 

Bluffton

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