BERKELEY COUNTY (Tuesday, June 29, 2021) – On Monday, June 28, Berkeley County Council awarded the contract for Henry E. Brown Jr. Boulevard Phase 2 improvements to J.R. Wilson Company for approximately $23 million.
Construction should begin in late July or early August and is expected to take three years to complete. The project will start with clearing the new road right-of-way, the installation of erosion control devices, and utility relocations. The public is urged to drive with caution throughout the duration of the project.
This project consists of improvements to approximately four miles of Henry E. Brown Jr. Boulevard, from Liberty Hall Road to U.S. 52. See map attached. The project will increase capacity, improve safety and provide bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. The roadway will be widened from a two-lane section to three-lane section that includes a multi-use path, raised landscaped medians, painted medians, and dedicated left turn lanes at key intersections within the project limits. Montague Plantation Road will be widened from a two-lane section to a four-lane section with a multi-use path and sidewalk. Additionally, the project will include major improvements to the intersection at U.S. 52, Montague Plantation Road, and Old Mount Holly Road.
This improvement project is funded from the 2008 and 2014 One-Cent Sales Tax Referendums. Bids for the project were received on June 16, 2021.
We are pleased the Henry Brown Blvd. Phase 2 project is advancing to construction. This is a testament to County staff’s diligence in working and coordinating with CSX railroad, along with state, local, and federal agencies. We have now awarded all three large capacity projects within the One-Cent Sales Tax Program. I am delighted to report this accomplishment and grateful for the public’s support of the program. -Johnny Cribb, Berkeley County Supervisor
For construction updates, visit BuildingBerkeley.com.
– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –