JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
My comment is about May 2nd. I am a retiree married to an active-duty service member and we live on base. On May 2, a Fun Run blocked the roads not only to all base housing, but to the routes to the Child Development Center as well. I contacted my wife as well as the CDC, and I asked if there were any announcements made to block off the road or announce alternate routes. None were made and no alternate routes to the CDC were given. Can you please explain what will be done in the future to alleviate this confusion and blocking people from the CDC and their homes? Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.
Thank you for your call, and thank you for your honorable service. On May 2, Joint Base Charleston hosted a "Fun Run" at the Air Base Fitness Center. In order to ensure the safety of participants, volunteers and motorists, we did detour vehicles traveling south on East Jackson Drive at Hill Boulevard and Chance Drive from about 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. The intersections on Hill Boulevard at West Jackson Drive and Touhey Boulevard were not affected during the event and remained open to all base traffic, so both the CDC and all of base housing remained accessible. Our Security Forces personnel were posted on East Jackson Drive at Hill Boulevard and Chance Drive to assist motorists needing an alternate route to the CDC or housing. To help motorists during future Fun Runs, additional signs will be placed at the East Jackson Drive intersection identifying temporary detours from this location to the Child Development Center and base housing.
I personally apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you.
Col. Jeffrey DeVore
Joint Base Charleston commander