The Beaufort County public facilities committee voted to narrow the scope of the U.S. 278 Corridor project down to Moss Creek through Windmill Harbor. At a County Council meeting in mid-September, County Council Chairman Joe Passiment said a memorandum of understanding has been sent from Beaufort County to the town of Hilton Head Island, with the hope of reaching an agreement on the project.

A vote on the proposed MOU was planned for Sept. 26, after our print deadline. The county wants to build one six-lane bridge, the town wants two three-lane bridges. Passiment said in a statement that he hopes the MOU “strengthens the relationship between the two professional staffs and creates the best possible outcome for all our residents.”