County: Daniel Island roundabout completed under budget, ahead of schedule

Berkeley County recently announced the completion of the Daniel Island roundabout project, both under budget and ahead of schedule.

A final inspection on the one-lane traffic junction occurred on Friday, the county said.

Construction commenced in April and wrapped up a month earlier than expected. In addition, the county said the project cost more than half of the initial estimate: about $900,000 instead of $2.4 million. Costs included design and permitting, right-of-way acquisition, construction and more.

"I'm thankful for our staff and contractors who efficiently completed this project," said Johnny Cribb, county supervisor.

The roundabout was funded by taxpayer money, specifically the one-cent sales tax referendum voters approved in 2014. The county program is meant to cover the price tags of local road construction and repair projects.

The county is also urging the community to unite to celebrate the roundabout's completion. On July 26, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will occur at the site, located at Seven Farms Drive and Daniel Island Drive.

County leaders have touted roundabouts for their safety, reducing crashes and improving traffic flow.

According to Cribb, the county is continuing to work toward finishing up additional road projects identified in the referendum.

"We are working diligently at completing all projects on the Berkeley County sales tax referendum; critical infrastructure improvements that would not be possible without the support of the Berkeley County taxpayers," he said.