SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Work on the Berlin G. Myers Parkway in Summerville is slated to begin its final phase in 2016.
The parkway currently ends at East Carolina Avenue. With $30 million dollars coming from the State Infrastructure Bank, the final phase of construction will build the remaining three miles of the nine mile road, extending it to Highway 17 Alternate.
Officials say the extension will cost $74 million. Dorchester County's one-cent sales tax is expected to bring in $20 million and $24 million is expected from the federal government.
A Summerville official said when completed, the parkway will relieve traffic congestion on Highway 17-Alt.;
If the permit clears environmental permit hurdles, construction could start in the spring of 2016, with completion in 2018 or 2019.