MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, August 3, 2021) – Berkeley County has completed three more Dirt-to-Pave projects in rural communities in Moncks Corner. These three projects total approximately 1.63 miles in length. The projects stem from the 2008 and 2014 One-Cent Sales Tax Referendums and were completed by Banks Construction, with construction management provided by Infrastructure Consulting and Engineering (ICE). See pictures attached and information below highlighting the work.
The following Dirt-to-Pave projects have been completed by Banks Construction:
- Ambassador Avenue (Moncks Corner) – 0.899 miles
- England Road (Moncks Corner) – 0.523 miles
- Four Acre Lane (Moncks Corner) – 0.203 miles
Each of these roads has been paved; however, punch list items remain to be completed.
The County’s Dirt-to-Pave Program paves dirt/gravel roads, often in rural communities. The County established the Dirt-to-Pave Program in the 2008 One-Cent Sales Tax referendum, which identified 29 dirt/gravel roads totaling 21.5 miles. From that 2008 referendum, two projects remain to be completed.
The 2014 One-Cent Sales Tax Program, which County voters passed through a referendum that same year, identified a total of 59 dirt/gravel roads totaling about 12.6 miles. From that list, 20 dirt/gravel roads have been completed. The remaining 39 dirt/gravel roads are all currently in the design phase.
Berkeley County is currently pursuing 11 additional roads, to put in the next Dirt-to-Pave construction package. The roads will stem from the following list, as permits become available: Harlock Drive (Moncks Corner), McElveen Avenue (Moncks Corner), Cannon Court (Chaparral Ranch), Memory Lane (Rural Goose Creek), Britt Drive (Jamestown), Millwood Loop (Jamestown), GreenLeaf Drive (Jamestown), Waterpoint Avenue (Jamestown), Barnyard Road (Macedonia), Crest Lane (St. Stephen) and Upton Road (St. Stephen).
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-