WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on news the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) awarded the final construction contract for the Berlin G. Myers Parkway in Summerville, South Carolina. This award marks the conclusion of an 18-year process to improve roadway connectivity, reduce traffic congestion, and enhance safety within the Summerville area.
“Today’s announcement is great news. One of the best things about this job is working with local, state, and federal officials to get big things done for the future of South Carolina.
“Anybody who has been in Summerville lately knows they need relief when it comes to Main Street. The parkway extension will create a new artery for the people of Summerville and help relieve congestion on the roads. It is going to be a great addition to the community, and I was glad to be part of it.
“Hats off to everybody who has tried to find a way to get to yes. I truly appreciate all the hard work of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, Secretary Christy Hall, State Senator Sean Bennett, Summerville Mayor Ricky Waring, and many others along the way. God bless, and I look forward to the ribbon-cutting.”