BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.- (Thursday, January 16, 2020) — Berkeley County Roads & Bridges crews expect to complete five Dirt-to-Pave (DTP) road projects by January 2020. The roads, all located in Huger, were identified in the 2014 One-Cent Sales Tax Program.
These five road projects total a distance of about one mile. They include Radford Lane, Tracy Road, Mary Street, Hunt Drive, and Frances Street. Substantial construction on these projects began in early July 2019.
Berkeley County is designing and constructing many of the DTP road projects in-house, expediting project timelines and cutting costs. While the design plans for these latest five roads were outsourced, the County’s Roads & Bridges Department completed the construction and paving work.
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 29 dirt/gravel roads totaling 21.5 miles. 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. A total of $17 million has been allocated for the 2014 projects.
Through both One-Cent Sales Tax Programs, there have been more than 18 miles of roads paved in the County.
The One-Cent Sales Tax Program has been a great success story for the County. Completing Dirt-to-Pave road projects is a top priority for my administration, as well as County Council. By doing much of the work in-house, it’s been a huge cost-saver. Berkeley County citizens should be commended again for approving the penny-tax program. Thanks to this decision and the commitment by our taxpayers, our County roads are continuing to improve and enhance overall quality of life for our citizens. -Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb
The remaining 54 DTP roads from the 2014 One-Cent Sales Tax Referendum are listed below. Plans for these roads are being developed and prepared for paving. The roads, and their locations, are listed in alphabetical order, NOT the order they will be paved.
1. Arquat Lane (Strawberry) 28. Jelly Rolls Road (Cordesville)
2. Ballentine Street (Moncks Corner) 29. Junior Lane (Strawberry)
3. Barnyard Road (Macedonia) 30. Kale Street (Moncks Corner)
4. Berry Road (Strawberry) 31. Marvel Oak Circle (Ladson)
5. Bridle Lane (Whitesville) 32. McElveen Avenue (Moncks Corner)
6. Britt Drive (Jamestown) 33. Memory Lane (Whitesville)
7. Cannon Court (Whitesville) 34. Millwood Loop (Jamestown)
8. Caroline Drive (Cross) 35. Morrison Drive (Goose Creek)
9. Cherrywood Drive (Jedburg) 36. Oaklawn Drive (Strawberry)
10. Childsbury Drive (Cordesville) 37. Old Parker Road (Sandridge)
11. Christ Temple Road (Strawberry) 38. Orvin Street (St. Stephen)
12. Churchhill Road (Pimlico) 39. Osprey Drive (Cordesville)
13. Collins Hill Lane (Cainhoy) 40. Paslay Drive (Goose Creek)
14. Constitution Avenue (Huger) 41. Ranch Drive (Moncks Corner)
15. Countryside Way (Jedburg) 42. Rebecca Lane (Strawberry)
16. Crawdad Court (Cordesville) 43. Sanders McNeil Road (Cordesville)
17. Crest Lane (St. Stephen) 44. Schurlknight Road (Alvin)
18. Dewey Drive (Whitesville) 45. Sheriff’s Lane (Moncks Corner)
19. Fall Street (Whitesville) 46. Steelshed Land (Jamestown)
20. Felix Lane (Summerville) 47. Striper Avenue (Pimlico)
21. Four Acre Lane (Whitesville) 48. Telfair Road (Whitesville)
22. Galloway Court (Whitesville) 49. Tiger’s Den Lane (Strawberry)
23. Georgiana Drive (Cross) 50. Tom Conley Park Road (Ladson)
24. Greenleaf Drive (Jamestown) 51. Tuxbury Farm Road (Wando)
25. Harlock Drive (Moncks Corner) 52. Upton Road (St. Stephen)
26. Heyward Lane (Moncks Corner) 53. View Street (Cordesville)
27. Jasper Lane (Sandridge) 54. Water Pointe Avenue (Jamestown)
Earlier this month, the County Roads & Bridges Department started construction on Kale Street and Ballentine Street, both located in Moncks Corner, and anticipate completing these projects by late spring/early summer 2020.
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– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –