New traffic flow for the parking lot, no through traffic allowed
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (December 5, 2019) – Berkeley County has started the renovation and expansion of the County Administration building, located at 1003 Highway 52 in Moncks Corner. This expansion will extend and renovate the 36,000-square-foot former Food Lion facility, adjacent to the County Administration Building.
Berkeley County Council and staff are working to keep construction costs low by doing much of the work in-house while minimizing impacts to the public.
The site driveway on the east side of the Administration Building is closed for construction. Because this driveway has never been a public thoroughfare and will not re-open as such, members of the public who may have used it as a cut-through between Highway 52 and Altman Street should adjust their travel patterns accordingly. Additionally, the parking area behind the building has been re-configured to allow more County staff to park, freeing up more public spaces for County Administration office customers. The driveway to the west of the building and behind the building is now one-way access for designated employee parking only. These driveways are not public roads for through traffic. The graphic attached explains the new traffic flow and areas currently closed.
The current County Administration Building has been in its location since 2005. Berkeley County purchased the former Food Lion building in 2014, two years after the supermarket closed. The expansion will move the following departments to the administration building, allowing more County departments in one location.
- S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles 1 (currently located at 108 B Highway 52) will be leasing about one-third of the building from the County.
- 911 Communications Center (currently located at 223 N. Live Oak Drive)
- Emergency Operations Center (currently located at 223 N. Live Oak Drive)
- Voter Registration and Elections (currently located at 6 Belt Drive)
- Procurement (currently located at 223 N. Live Oak Drive)
- County Finance (Currently in several locations)
- County Engineering (Currently in several locations)
This project is funded in part by Berkeley County’s 2015 bond issue. Construction is expected to be completed by October 2020.
The project will create a one-stop-shop for Berkeley County citizens. Key emergency services will be moved into the building, providing much-needed renovations and upgrades. With the DMV located in the same building as county offices, this will better serve Berkeley County citizens and will be a unique service that only Berkeley County will offer. We are excited about the convenience that will be provided to our residents and the effectiveness it will bring to county departments and our employees.
-Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb
Berkeley County thanks the public in advance for its patience and cooperation throughout the duration of this project. Final plans and more information will be released to the public at a later time.
– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –