Funding for improvements was approved this week, and Beaumont Drive is expected to be next on the list.
The Georgetown County Transportation Committee agreed to spend $235,693 to repair the entrance to Willbrook Boulevard at Highway 17 and perform spot repairs along the rest of the road.
The committee was also asked for $332,000 to widen and resurface Beaumont Drive, which runs from Highway 17 to Kings River Road. But the committee was about $12,000 short after approving the Willbrook project. That request will go before the committee again next month.
The improvement plan adopted for Willbrook was one of five options. Two would have resurfaced the entire road and two that would have only repaired the entrance.
With the funds available, the option that offered a compromise seemed the best solution, according to Funnye.
“I think this is a very workable option that deals with all the immediate problems we have now,” he said.
Willbrook serves as an access road for several residential communities, two schools and Midway Fire and Rescue’s headquarters station. The road’s condition has long been a concern to those who use it frequently, and Funnye said he usually gets at least one complaint a week about the potholes.