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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Jan. 28 update on North Street main project

BJ update 1.28.22Here is a very important update from Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority about its work on the new main on North Street, and what to expect in terms of road closings in the near future:
North Street
The new water transmission main will be installed under North Street (eastbound lane), beginning in early February. Crews will begin taking asphalt off the road (milling) on Jan. 31. Block-to-block closures will begin shortly after the milling has been completed. Each house will receive a door knocker flyer before their block is closed. Residents on the closed block will have access to their houses throughout construction. 
• Road closures and detours -- North Street will be closed to through traffic between Linton Lane and Ribaut Road. The road will be open only for local traffic once construction begins. Provisions will be made to ensure residents will be able to access their homes. Please allow extra time when traveling in the area and seek alternate routes to North Street whenever possible during construction.
• Construction sequence -- Work will begin at the western end of North Street, adjacent to the Spanish Moss Trail, and continue moving east to Ribaut Road. Crews will generally work block-by-block. Sections of the street will be removed to install the new 20-inch transmission main. All work will be conducted within the existing right-of-way and not on private property. As each area is completed, the road will be paved with temporary pavement and any disturbed vegetation will be grassed. Once the water line is completed, the entire project area will be repaved.
• For residents on North Street – The construction foreman will work with each resident to ensure you know what to expect and to address specific needs, such as parking arrangements. You will receive a door hanger prior to the construction on North Street in front of your home notifying you of the construction schedule.
• Schedule -- Work between the Spanish Moss Trail and Ribaut Road is anticipated to take six to eight weeks. Once crews reach Ribaut Road, the intersection of North Street and Ribaut Road will be closed for approximately two to three weeks. 
• Emergency access -- Should an emergency arise at a property adjacent to the construction zone, steel plates will be put in place temporarily to ensure full access is available for emergency vehicles.
Spanish Moss Trail
• Crews continue pipe installation along the Spanish Moss Trail and are restoring the area with grass seed. 
• Pipe and material deliveries on Spanish Moss Trail will continue. 
• A section of the Spanish Moss Trail remains CLOSED between Robert Smalls Parkway and North St./N. Hermitage Road. We appreciate your assistance to keep this area safe while the construction project continues.
Recently completed activities 
• The horizontal directional drill (HDD) at Battery Creek is complete.
• Installation of 24" HDPE pipe under the western box culvert on the Spanish Moss Trail is complete.
• Pipe installation along the western end of the trail is complete. The trail remains closed.

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