New plans released for Berlin G. Myers Parkway project

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation is another step closer to starting Phase III of the Berlin G. Myers Parkway Project in Dorchester County. The project has been in the works for years but has faced setbacks, mostly due to strict permit policies by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Starting on Tuesday, March 30 people who live and drive in the area can give feedback on the new floodplain mitigation plans by using this virtual meeting.

The goal of the plans is to reduce the flood-related impacts from the extension of Berlin G. Myers Parkway. These plans help to improve movement of water along Sawmill Branch and now include construction activities downstream of the project area to Dorchester Road.

The third phase of the Berlin G Myers project will extend the road by 3.25 miles from East Carolina Avenue to Highway 17A and hopefully decrease traffic on Main Street. The purpose of the project is to improve roadway connectivity, reduce traffic congestion, and enhance safety within the Summerville area. Portions of the Sawmill Branch Walk/Bike Trail will have to be reconstructed, and the Luden Drive parking area will be relocated.

You can submit comments until April 14, 2020 by using the following link: www.scdotgis.online/BMP3

If you wish to meet virtually or by phone with a project team member, please call project manager, Joy Riley, at 803-737-1346. If you wish to view meeting materials in-person, please call Lisa Young-Allison with the Town of Summerville at 843-851-4225.

Comments may be submitted to project manager, Joy Riley, by way of:

  • Project Website: www.scdotgis.online/BMP3
  • Project Manager Number: 803-737-1346
  • Mailing Address: SCDOT RPG 1, PO Box 191, Columbia, SC 29202-0191
  • In-Person Appointment: Comment forms will be available at scheduled in-person appointments to view meeting materials. Contact Lisa Young-Allison with the Town of Summerville at 843-851-4225 for an appointment.

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