MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, April 29, 2022) – Berkeley County will soon be starting work on its next dirt-to-pave roads package, “7 Roads Project,” in rural communities. This project includes seven roads totaling approximately two miles.
Banks Construction has contracted with the County for the project’s construction. All engineering and inspection services will be completed in-house by Berkeley County’s Roads and Bridges and Engineering departments. The following roads are included in the 7 Roads Project.
• Cannon Court (Moncks Corner) – 0.206 miles
• Crest Lane (St. Stephen) – 0.559 miles
• Harlock Drive (Moncks Corner) –0.156 miles
• McElveen Avenue (Moncks Corner) – 0.129 miles
• Memory Lane (Moncks Corner) – 0.286 miles
• Orvin Street (St. Stephen) – 0.183 miles
• Upton Road (St. Stephen) – 0.583 miles
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 a total of 59 dirt/gravel roads, totaling about 12.6 miles. To date, the County has completed 48 Dirt-to-Pave projects from both referendums.
Each of these seven roads are part of the 2014 One-Cent Sales Tax referendum.
“The Dirt-to-Pave program is an important part of the Penny Sales Tax program and a top priority of my administration and County Council. Each project completed not only adds to the quality of life to those directly affected, but also reduces annual maintenance costs and allows resources to be used elsewhere. Thanks to the TAXPAYER for supporting this program so we can help bring critical infrastructure improvements to our County.” -Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb
– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –