The proposed work consists of the construction of approximately 3.25 miles of new roadway on new location between US 17A and SC 165 (East Carolina Avenue), referred to as Phase 3 of the Berlin Myers Parkway.
The design for the major portion of Phase 3 of Berlin Myers Parkway will consist of two travel lanes in each direction (12-foot wide outer lane and 12.5 foot wide inner lane), with curb and gutter.
The project will also include a single point urban interchange (SPUI) at the intersection of Berlin Myers Parkway and East Carolina Avenue. The project includes the relocation of a portion of the Sawmill Branch Walk/ Bike Trail between East Carolina and Luden Drive. A new segment of trail would be constructed between Greenwave Boulevard and Luden Drive that connects to a sidewalk adjacent to the proposed roadway.
Because the project is being proposed in a floodplain and in the vicinity of a Civil Works project, the proposed work also includes various floodplain mitigation efforts which directly impact the Sawmill Branch.
Traffic projections estimate this roadway will carry between 18,000 and 23,000 vehicles per day by 2030.
May 16, 2018 Update: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) has issued a Public Notice for the 404 and 408 Permits. Residents who would like to provide comments must do so in writing, no later than June 15, 2018. Comments should be mailed to the following address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ATTN: Regulatory Division (SAC 2016-1395)
69A Hagood Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Final design work, additional right-of-way acquisitions and utility coordination planning for a Summer 2019 construction schedule is ongoing.
March 10, 2017 Update: The most recent correspondence with the USACOE resulted in a new requirement of modeling the 500 year floodplain. This new requirement is expected to take an additional four months. Due to the delay, it is uncertain when permits will be issued and construction will begin.
August 2016 Update: The permitting package for Phase 3 of the Berlin Myers Parkway has been submitted to the USACOE.