CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County officials recently requested money from the Charleston Area Transportation (CHATS) leadership for Phase II of the Clements Ferry Road project. CHATS voted to approve the request which will allocate $9 million in future funding to the project.
A release from the Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), said the additional money is needed to cover estimated increases in construction costs, according to county supervisor, Johnny Cribb. The BCDCOG also said all available CHATS dollars through 2022 have been spoken for, but unobligated funds from fiscal year 2023 will be available before the project’s completion.
Construction on Clements Ferry Road Phase II, which stretches from Jack Primus Road to Highway 41, is expected to begin in early 2020, with an anticipated completion of spring 2023. According to Berkeley County officials, the improvements involve widening the two-lane roadway to a four-lane curb and gutter section, with a raised planted median and multi-use path along one side of the roadway.
BCDCOG is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) responsible for carrying out the urban transportation planning process for CHATS.