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New road named for former Mt. Pleasant Mayor Billy Swails

Billy Swails served as mayor of Mount Pleasant from 2009 until 2013. Billy Swails served as mayor of Mount Pleasant from 2009 until 2013.
MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

Mount Pleasant leaders broke ground Monday morning for a new road that will be named for former mayor Billy Swails.

Swails was the town's mayor from 2009-2013.

The road is being constructed near the new Jennie Moore Elementary School on Hamlin Road. Officials say the road will run from Hamlin Road to Porcher Bluff Road.

The $7 million price tag will be paid for by both the Town of Mount Pleasant and the Charleston County School District.

It is expected to be completed in June, 2015.

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