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Completed road project 'a positive' for school buses traveling in Cane Bay

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A completed road project in Berkeley County creates an additional way for buses to come in and out of the Cane Bay community.

The connection for Black Tom Road and Cane Bay Boulevard fully opened to thru traffic at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. The roadway now acts as a second entrance to the neighborhood.

The encroachment permit was approved by SCDOT to connect the two roads back in December 2019.

BCSD Director of Transportation Keith Terry called the completed project “a positive” for the school district, and said the new connection will decrease some of the challenges district school buses face, particularly time spent on routes.

“We’ll have multiple ways of getting in and out (of Cane Bay),” he said.

Berkeley County is also working on a third exit/entrance point to the Cane Bay community with a new road that has been referred to as “Spine Road C.” This road will extend from the Cane Bay Boulevard roundabout to US 176 at the Nexton Parkway extension.

The US 176/Nexton Parkway intersection improvement project wrapped up in May. Signals will be activated when Spine Road C is completed, which is anticipated for later this year.

Head to Berkeley County's public information site for more information on the new connection.