MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, March 28, 2022) – Berkeley County’s Daniel Island Resurfacing Project is on track for its anticipated completion date of April 1, 2022, weather permitting. Project construction began on February 28.
The project includes milling and resurfacing Seven Farms Drive, along with pedestrian enhancements at the intersection/entrance to the Publix grocery store—located between River Landing Drive and Island Park Drive.
Berkeley County contracted with Banks Construction to resurface Seven Farms Drive from Island Park Drive to near the traffic circle at Daniel Island Road. CDM Smith is managing the construction activities and performing project inspection on behalf of the County.
Total cost of the project is approximately $554,500, including a change order issued for $210,640 for the pedestrian improvements on Seven Farms Road (at the Publix entrance drive). The change order is being covered by The City of Charleston. A majority of project funding is stemming from County Transportation Committee (CTC) funds.
The S.C. Department of Transportation allocates CTC funds for the purpose of helping fund local transportation projects and improvements to state and county roads. CTC funds stem from a portion of the state gasoline tax, and those funds are distributed annually to each of the state’s 46 counties based on population and other factors.
“The single biggest concern we hear throughout the County involves roads. Though we have much work to do, we are excited every time progress is made and understand fully the positive impacts of successful infrastructure projects. Berkeley County will continue to work with all partners, to include our valued constituents, to identify needs and address any and all infrastructure issues. I’d like to personally thank Danny Thrower, Frank Carson and Tom O’Brien who work diligently at the staff level every day to make these projects happen and for their service on the County Transportation Committee. By working as a TEAM with the determination and urgency needed, we will continue to see positive infrastructure improvements in our communities and County.”
-Johnny Cribb, Berkeley County Supervisor
Under this construction contract, Seven Farms Drive is one of more than 40 local roads, using CTC funding, to be resurfaced throughout Berkeley County. More information on these additional roadway improvement projects is forthcoming.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-