MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, June 21, 2023) – Berkeley County Government recently completed its parking lot expansion project on Daniel Island and is scheduled to open the lot to the public on Thursday, June 22, 2023. The lot is located next to the Daniel Island branch of the Berkeley County Public Library at 2301 Daniel Island Drive.
The expansion provides an additional 56 parking spaces for the library, also used during election season as an early voting location and polling place for Berkeley County residents. The lot will also serve as overflow parking for nearby Daniel Island School. The lot previously had only 21 parking spaces; it now includes 77 spaces.
Construction was completed in-house by crews with Berkeley County Roads & Bridges, saving time and costs on the project. Berkeley County Engineering staff designed the project; and Facilities & Grounds crews conducted landscaping at the site.
Total cost of the project was approximately $88,000. Funds stemmed from the County’s General Fund balance.
“Berkeley County Roads & Bridges did a fantastic job completing this project in-house, ultimately helping the County save money to create better parking accommodations at our library. When I was first elected, insufficient parking at the library was a concern and became an impediment to not be able to get an early voting location on Daniel Island. This will benefit the library, future activities such as early voting, and the school. My thanks to the administration, our engineers and in-house staff that made this happen and were mindful of the trees to be kept to make as minimal an impact as possible in this area.” -Berkeley County Councilman Josh Whitley, District 2
– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –