US Army Corps of Engineers
Charleston District

Berlin G. Myers Parkway Phase 3

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) proposes to construct Phase 3 of the Berlin G. Myers Parkway in Dorchester County, South Carolina.   The project includes the construction of approximately 2.5 miles of a new primary route roadway, 4 lanes with curb and gutter and a landscaped raised median, which extends from Gahagan Road (S-18-339) to US 17A at Boone Hill Road and West Fisher Road. The project will include intersection improvements at the intersections of the new roadway with US 17A, Orangeburg Road (S-18-22), Greenwave Boulevard (S-18-363/678), and Luden Road (S-18-706). The project also includes the construction of seven new bridge structures and reconstruction of the shared use pathway along the Sawmill Branch.  SCDOT applied for a Department of the Army Permit in January 2018.

The public notice issued on May 16, 2018 can be found below:

Berlin Myers Parkway, Phase 3 Public Notice  

SCDOT’s Response to Concerns

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, is providing SCDOT's response to comments and concerns submitted as a result of the May 16, 2018 Public Notice for the proposed Berlin Myers Parkway, Phase 3 (SAC 2015-0807).  These documents constitute that response from SCDOT without the editing or input of the Corps.

These documents are provided without endorsement by the Corps for your review, consideration and, if you deem necessary, further comment.  Further comment(s) will be appropriately taken into account by the Corps along with the applicant's information in making required determinations and a final decision on this application.  Certain statements within these documents reflect the opinion of SCDOT as applicant on matters for which a determination is still pending by the Corps.  For example (without limitation): a statement such as "satisfies the requirements of USACE" is the position of the applicant, rather than the determination of the Corps; analysis and conclusions regarding flooding impacts of the proposed project are those of the applicant, and await further Corps evaluation.

By way of clarification, the Corps notes as follows: we do coordinate with FEMA but do not directly enforce FEMA development criteria within the floodplain; for the Corps' summary of the proposed project and Section 408, see the Proposed Project and the Section 408 Compliance Review sections in P/N SAC 2015-0807.

For Information about when SCDOT will hold a Public Hearing, you can visit SCDOT’s Berlin Myers Parkway, Phase 3 website. (note: this is not a Corps’ endorsed website and is provided for information only)