Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments invited public input on Long-Range Transportation Plan for region’s rural areas

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is currently updating its Long Range Transportation Plan for the region’s rural areas and the agency is seeking public input in doing so.

Long Range Transportation Plans are multimodal plans that set priorities for spending federal funds on transportation projects in the region over the next 25 years. These projects include improvements to highways, roads, bridges, transit facilities and service, bicycle and pedestrian routes, and related enhancements.

The BCDCOG will hold project public input meetings in each of the three counties starting next week, providing the public a chance to participate and share input on how transportation can be improved for the future. Information gathered at the meetings will be used to develop LRTP project priorities for funding over the next twenty years.

Meeting Locations and Times

October 9, 2019
3:00 – 7:00 pm
Dorchester County Library
506 N. Parler Avenue, St. George SC 29477

October 10, 2019
3:00 – 7:00 pm
Berkeley Electric Cooperative Community Center
7200 North US17, Awendaw SC 29429

October 16, 2019
2:30-6:30 pm
Berkeley County Library
113 Ravenell Drive, St. Stephen SC 29479

Participation and input is encouraged by attendance at one or more of these meetings and/or by completing the survey found at:  Details for an additional meeting in Charleston County’s western rural areas are not yet finalized at this time.

Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Michelle Emerson at the BCDCOG at least two working days of this notice.

Si usted necesita la ayuda de un traductor del idioma español, por favor comuníquese con la Michelle Emerson al teléfono (843) 529-2578 cuando menos 48 horas antes de la junta”

The final LRTP document is expected to be complete by January 2020. The current version can be viewed at More information on the plan can be found at or by contacting Kathryn Basha, Planning Director, BCDCOG, at (843) 529-0400 or [email protected]. Si se necesita información en otro idioma llame al (843) 529-2578.




The BCDCOG is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county leaders in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. BCDCOG’s purpose is to strengthen the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. For the latest on BCDCOG, visit, like us on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @BCDCoG.