June 27, 2022
North Street transmission main
Work continues on the North Street transmission main project as crews focus on the area near Hamar Street to install the large-diameter pipe. The Spanish Moss Trail has reopened between Robert Smalls Parkway and North Street, but there will be a few days in the near future where the trail may be closed again for some final work in the area.
Work is being coordinated with the homeowners and businesses along the route, as well as Beaufort Elementary School. It is anticipated that the major construction work will be completed in July, followed by some smaller punch-list items to close out the project. For more detailed information on this project or to see construction updates, please visit the website www.bjwsa.org.
Galvanized main replacement
Work also continues on the BJWSA galvanized water main replacement project. This is a multi-year project aimed at improving water quality in older areas of the water system where there are galvanized water mains.
Work includes installing new PVC water mains, fire hydrants, water services, and meter boxes. The replacement of water service lines to customers is provided only to the meter. BJWSA will not be replacing any water services on private property between the meter and the house. Once the lines are replaced, there should be notable water quality and water pressure improvements.
In the current phase of the construction work, new water mains have been installed on sections of Emmons, Laudonniere, LeChere, Calhoun, Capers, Center Drive West Church, Harrington, S. Hermitage, North, West and Whitefield. Final work includes the milling and paving of the roads.
Construction is also ongoing nearby in the Port Royal vicinity. The next phase of the galvanized pipe replacement program -- the remaining roads in the Pigeon Point neighborhood -- is under design. The construction work on these roads is expected to start in the fall.