MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, January 25, 2023) – Berkeley County has completed seven Dirt-to-Pave projects, also called the 7 Roads Project, in rural communities across the County. These projects total approximately 2.1 miles in length and are part of the list of dirt-to-pave projects voters approved in the 2014 One-Cent Sales Tax Referendum.

The County contracted with Banks Construction to construct each of these roads. Berkeley County Engineering Department completed the Construction, Engineering, and Inspection (CEI) of these roads. This initiative included the following roads:

  • Crest Lane (St. Stephen)          
  • Upton Road (St. Stephen)       
  • Orvin Road (St. Stephen)                       
  • Memory Lane (Whitesville)                    
  • Cannon Court (Whitesville)               
  • Harlock Drive (Pinopolis)                
  • McElveen Avenue (Pinopolis)

All of these roads have been paved, and Banks is working to complete final punch list items. SEE PICTURES ATTACHED.

The next set of Dirt-to-Pave projects scheduled for completion with Banks Construction include the following roads, totaling approximately 1.6 miles:

  • Britt Drive (Jamestown)                        
  • Waterpointe Avenue (Jamestown)                     
  • Greenleaf Drive (Jamestown)
  • Millwood Loop (Jamestown)
  • Barnyard Road (Macedonia)             
  • Tuxbury Farm Road (Wando)             

Berkeley County Roads and Bridges is also working in-house on paving Georgiana Drive in Cross and Caroline Drive in Cross.

“Improving roads and infrastructure is a top priority for Berkeley County Council and our administration. Our successful Dirt-to-Pave program is critical for our citizens’ quality of life in rural communities. We are grateful to voters for passing the One-Cent Sales Tax Program in 2008, 2014 and again in November 2022 to allow us to continue to pave and enhance dozens of roads across our County.” -Johnny Cribb, Berkeley County Supervisor

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 with 28 dirt/gravel roads identified, totaling 21.5 miles. The 2014 One-Cent Sales Tax Program, which County voters passed through a referendum that same year, identified 59 dirt/gravel roads, totaling about 12.6 miles. To date, the County has completed 57 Dirt-to-Pave projects from both the 2014 and 2008 referendums.


– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –

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