The Bittle Project, technically known as the Courthouse Connector Project, is now under way in downtown Chesterfield. It will take advantage of the space at the top of the hill overlooking Craig Park along Bittle Road, to offer more parking spaces for the downtown area. Bittle Road, just one block in length, runs parallel to Main Street.
“The Courthouse Connector project along Bittle Drive is a SCDOT Transportation Enhancement Grant project with local matching funds provided by the Town of Chesterfield and the Chesterfield County Transportation Committee,” said Chesterfield Town Administrator David Huntley. The total cost is estimated at $250,000.
“The project will provide diagonal parking along the north side of Bittle Drive overlooking Craig Park along with a sidewalk and street lighting,” said Huntley. “This additional parking will provide more access for visitors to traverse to either the new courthouse or the old courthouse which now houses the town’s Visitors Center in downtown Chesterfield.”
The project, which began last Thursday, is supposed to be finished by the end of the summer, said Huntley, “weather permitting, of course.”
“Not only will it be aesthetically pleasing,” said Huntley, “it will also offer a nice place to sit and eat lunch in your car with a nice view of Craig Park.”
— Staff Writer Karen Kissiah can be reached by calling 843-537-5261, ext. 224, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.