BERKELEY COUNTY HOLDS RIBBON-CUTTING FOR MURRAY DRIVE AT YEAMANS HALL ROAD

To celebrate first completed project from 2014 one-cent sales tax

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Thursday, October 5, 2017) Berkeley County leaders will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently completed road project at Murray Drive and Yeamans Hall Road, in Hanahan. The ceremony will be held October 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the intersection.

The project was completed on schedule, in August, and just in time for the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. This project marks the first completed road project from the 2014 one-cent sales tax projects.

The project consists of intersection improvements at the intersection of Murray Drive at Yeamans Hall Road. The existing left turn lane on the western leg of Murray Drive was extended approximately 150-ft. in order to provide more left turn room for the traffic turning onto Yeamans Hall Road, heading north. Also, pedestrian crossing signal improvements were made at the intersection.

“The penny sales tax is an innovative and effective way to improve infrastructure around the County,” said Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler. “The completion of the first road project in the 2014 one-cent sales tax project list signifies the many exciting projects ahead. Success of this project would not have been possible without the support of the City of Hanahan and Berkeley County council.”

“With the help of South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), Infrastructure Consulting and Engineering (ICE), Paragon Sitework Constructors, Banks Construction, Weston and Sampson and our Berkeley County engineering team, we worked extremely hard to ensure the project was complete before the beginning of the school year,” said Berkeley County Engineer Thomas Lewis. “Thanks to the one-cent sales tax, the County is now able to provide a safer route to school for many students. We look forward to the future projects this money will go toward.”

For a full list of current road projects on in Berkeley County, please visit:

https://www.berkeleycountysc.gov/drupal/engineering/onecent

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