DOT repaving Black Tom Road in Berkeley County after winter storm damage

Black Tom Road resurfacing, Berkeley County (WCIV)

It has been a thorn in the side of Berkeley County drivers for months, but pothole-ridden Black Tom Road is finally getting fixed.

Work crews are in the beginning stages of resurfacing six miles of pavement on Black Tom Road from U.S. Hwy. 176 to U.S. Hwy. 17-A.

The first phase of the project includes just over four miles of crumbling asphalt from Hwy. 176 to the Black Tom Road extension, officials say.

Phase two of the project includes resurfacing from Black Tom Road extension to Hwy. 17-A, which is about 1.8 miles of pavement.

Berkeley County supervisor Bill Peagler says he asked the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation to make Black Tom Road a priority.

People who travel it say the improvements can’t come soon enough.

“It’s been horrible the last couple of months,” says Brittany Scott, who lives on Black Tom Road.

Local officials explain the project is paid for by the county’s one-cent transportation sales tax and the county transportation committee. SCDOT is managing the work.

The resurfacing project is expected to be complete in about four weeks.

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