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Check here regularly for updates on traffic conditions, construction news and other information!

 

April 2018

  • 4-20-18    Boundary Street Update - April 20th to 27th
  1. SCE&G mobilized in a significant manner on Tuesday and Wednesday this week with 12 crews and nearly 20 trucks and 60 personnel to remove all wires and poles from Boundary Street.  The first picture marks the beginning of the removal process at approximately 8:30am on Tuesday.  The second picture is the last pole coming down at 1:58pm on Wednesday.  As indicated in the pictures above, the removal project was executed with precision, efficiency and in a safe manner.    Great job to SCE&G for the removal project and Preferred Materials for establishing a sound traffic control system that provided for a safe environment.  As a result of this critical path work being completed, the final lighting, concrete, and landscaping will be completed.     
  2. Asphalt crews will be back on Sunday evening, April 22nd to resume paving at night, weather depending.  As a reminder, when the final layer of asphalt is applied to the streets, sensors will be placed in the road which will eliminate the need for the detection equipment currently attached to the traffic signal mast arms.    
  3. Landscapers are beginning to work on the North side of the road while concurrently completing the center median.       
  4. For customers that desired additional lighting, SCE&G installed standalone lighting tied to underground service.  After the 159 street lights are energized on Boundary, customers will be free to modify their lighting needs as desired.     

 

  • 4-13-18     Boundary Street Update - April 13th to 23rd
  1. In a significant project milestone and from April 17th to the 20th, SCE&G is bringing in 15 trucks, 8 crews totaling about 50 workers from 3 counties to remove the overhead wires and poles in a very compressed period.  During this period, crews will be working in the slow lane as they progress in a westerly fashion to Neil Road.  The project team has worked for many months to coordinate the actions of about 20 organizations to get to this point.  The removal of the overhead lines and poles marks a project milestone.  Special recognition goes to CenturyLink, Hargray, and SCE&G for committing the resources to complete this difficult, dangerous and critical path work.  Immediately following SC&EG’s above ground wire and pole removal, the last of the concrete, lighting and landscaping will be done and the final leg of the project will be completed.   
  2. Asphalt crews will be back on Sunday evening, April 22nd to resume paving at night.  As a reminder, when the final layer of asphalt is applied to the streets, sensors will be placed in the road which will eliminate the need for the detection equipment currently attached to the traffic signal mast arms.    
  3. Landscapers are hard at work planting within the median.  Next week, they will finish the center median work and move to the northern shoulder of the road following removal of the SCE&G power poles and lines.     
  4. The project expects that the final coordination with SCE&G will be done soon to energize the lights on the South side of Boundary Street and SC 170.  Again, these are efficient LED lights that will use about 2/3 less energy while putting out greater illumination when compared to the old lights.   

 

  • 4-13-18     Beaufort Boundary Street utility poles coming down
  • 4-9-18       Boundary Street Update - April 9th -16th
  1. This project remains on schedule and on budget.  The weather has challenged paving work this week, but crews continue to mill.  When the weather moves out of the area sometime tomorrow, we can expect paving to continue.  Crews will be paving Boundary, principally every night with the exception of Saturday’s, weather dependent, until the project is complete.  As the final layer of asphalt is applied, sensors will be installed in the roadway eliminating the need for detection equipment now visible on the mast arms.   When the sensors are place in the asphalt, a better and more reliable traffic signal sequencing system will be in place.  
  2. This coming week, landscapers will be planting in the median.  Again, the landscaper is planning 15,000 plants that will populate both sides of the street as well as the median.   As soon as SCE&G removes their poles and above ground wires, landscaping crews will install the final plants on the North side of Boundary Street.   
  3. CenturyLink and Hargray, as promised, have continued to remove the remaining overhead lines on Boundary Street.  Further, the last of the Hargray and CenturyLink customers have been converted to the underground service.  The remaining lines from Greenlawn to Neil Road are SCE&G power lines.  Weather dependent, SCE&G will de-energize the overhead lines and prepare for dismantling the power poles.  From April 17th to April 19th, SCE&G is mobilizing about 15 trucks and 50 electrical workers from across the region to remove the overhead lines and the poles in a swift two day action.  There will be trucks of varying sizes in the slow lane while SCE&G performs this critical path work.  Please exercise caution when transiting Boundary Street.  We’ve had a terrific safety record so far and aim to keep it that way.  Immediately following SC&EG’s above ground wire and pole removal, the last of the concrete, lighting and landscaping will be done and the final leg of the project will be completed.     
  4. The project and SCE&G are currently working plans to illuminate the lights on the South side of Boundary Street and SC 170.  The lights are very efficient LED lights that will use about 2/3 less energy while putting out greater illumination when compared to the old lights.   


March 2018

  • 3-30-18
  1. The Boundary Street Project continues on schedule and on budget.  We finally have agreeable weather that will facilitate continued road construction and specifically milling and paving.  This work will occur along significant portions of Boundary Street and SC 170 principally at night. 
  2. For the next couple of weeks landscaping crews will be planting many of the 15,000 along Boundary Street, SC 170 and Polk Street.  Again, please use caution when transiting these roads as the landscapers complete their tasks.    Of note, some have noticed some of the newly planted Cathedral Oaks shedding their leaves giving the appearance that the trees are dead.  According to the City’s on-staff Landscape Architect, the shedding of old leaves from these trees are completely normal and expected.  Additionally, the trees have new sprouts which indicates that have adapted to their new environment and primed to thrive.    
  3. According to CenturyLink and Hargray, they will be hard at work along the entirety of Boundary Street removing their lines from the SCE&G poles this week.  There will be trucks in the slow lane of traffic, on Boundary, to collect obsolete communication lines from the power poles.  Many of you have worked closely with our communication providers to convert your residences and businesses to duct bank services.  Thank you very much.  As a direct result of your efforts, this project is progressing at a remarkable pace.  As of this email, SCE&G reports they are in the process of converting the final (8) customers to underground power.  If everything goes as planned, SCE&G will be removing their lines and poles next week.  Once SCE&G, Hargray and CenturyLink complete their tasks, the remaining concrete, light, and landscaping work will commence, thereby signaling an imminent conclusion of this project.   
  4. There are 159 street lights being installed on Boundary Street, but there may be customers who desire to maintain, add, reduce or eliminate auxiliary lighting.  SCE&G will be reaching out to determine each customer’s needs.  This is especially important because many of the power poles, soon to be removed, are platforms for auxiliary lighting.    Customers are encouraged to contact SCE&G if they have not heard from a representative this week. 

  • 3-23-18      Map - Boundary Street Update,  SCDOT Paving Project, Day Dock Update
  • 3-20-18      Map - Boundary Street,  SCDOT Paving, Day Dock Updates March 19th-26th
  • 3-2-18        Map - Boundary Street Update March 2nd - 9th

February 2018

  • 2-23-18      Map - Boundary Street Update February 23rd – March 2nd
  • 2-14-18      Map - Boundary Street Update February 8th – 16th
  • 2-2-18        Map - Boundary Street Update February 2nd – 9th  

January 2018

  • 1-19-18       Map - Boundary Street Update January 18th – 26th

 


December 2017

  • 12-22-17     As promised, Polk Street from Hogarth to Boundary Street is now fully operational. This means that all roads have been opened to traffic. Additionally, both lanes from 170 feeding Boundary Street and from Boundary to 170 are fully functional. Opening all roads for full functionality was complex task, but was a fully coordinated effort between Preferred Materials, their sub-contractors, nfrastructure Consulting Engineering, Beaufort County and the City of Beaufort. Construction along Boundary Street is suspended for the holidays but will resume on January 3rd, 2018 per SCDOT directives. 2017 has been a very productive year and we believe 2018 will be the same. We are on track for an on-time, on-budget delivery. Thank you all for your patience.

Update

  1. Beginning on January 3rd, H&H working in conjunction with SCE&G, Hargray & CenturyLink will continue the task of connecting the underground utility lines to each business or residence. Much progress has been made and there is still much to be done, but it is on schedule.
  2. Decorative street lights are being installed on Polk Street and Boundary Street will soon follow. This will provide a superior appearance to the entrance of the City.
  3. All boardwalks along Boundary Street have been installed and the tie-ins to the sidewalks have been completed for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Enjoy.
  4. There is a final layer of asphalt that needs to be applied to Boundary and Polk Street. This will be one of the last items to be completed before the project delivers.
  5. The end of the project is near, but there is still much work to be done over the next months to create the ideal entrance to our City. Continue to exercise caution while transiting the construction zone.
  • 12-8-17    Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions Dec 1st - 8th
  • 12-1-17    Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions Dec 1st - 8th

November 2017

  • 11-17-17  Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions Nov 17th - 24th
  • 11-3-17    Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions Nov 3rd  - Nov 10th

October 2017

  • 10-27-17  Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions Oct 26th - Nov 3rd
  • 10-24-17   Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions Oct 24th - 28th
  • 10-13-17   Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions Oct 13th - 20th
  • 10-5-17     Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions Oct 5th - 13th

September 2017

  • 9-25-17      Boundary Street landscaped median construction to start
  • photo
  • 9-22-17     Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions Sept 22nd - 29th
  • 9-15-17     Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions Sept 15th - 22nd

August 2017

  • 8-31-17      Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions August 31th - Sept 8th
  • 8-17-17      Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions August 17th - 25th
  • 8-11-17      Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions August 11th - 18th
  • 8-4-17        Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions August 3rd - 11th

July 2017

  • 7-27-17      Map - Boundary Street Map July 27th - Aug 4th
  • 7-21-17      Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions July 21st - 28th
  • 7-13-17      Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions July 13th - 21st
  • 7-13-17      Beaufort Boundary St lane restriction to start SATURDAY night - July 15th
  • 7-10-17      Boundary Street lane restriction Friday, Sunday

June 2017


May 2017

  • 5-18-17      Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions May 18th - 26th
  • 5-11-17      Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions May 11th - 19th
  • 5-4-17        Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions May 4th - 12th

April 2017

  • 4-27-17       Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions April 27th - May 5th
  • 4-24-17       We are taking advantage of an opportunity, weather permitting, to advance some asphalt work on Boundary Street and SC 170 North and Southbound.
  • Tonight, Monday night, from 8pm to 6am, asphalt work will be done between Greenlawn Street and Firehouse Subs. This will necessitate closing off some, but not all driveways.  Not all driveways will be shut down simultaneously in order to allow traffic to pass through the area.
  • On Tuesday night, both the inbound and outbound lanes of Queen Street will be closed for asphalt work.  This is involved because Queen Street, inbound and outbound require multiple layers of asphalt.  This means that access will be closed to Queen inbound and outbound from Tuesday night to Wednesday night, although crews will work to open this access as quickly as possible. 
  • From Wednesday night to Friday night, major asphalt work will be done on both the North and South side of the SC 170 connector road.  This will require restricting access to those businesses  on the South side 170 connector road from significant periods of time from Wednesday night to Friday night. 
  • 4-20-17        Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions April 20th - 28th
  • 4-13-17        Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions April 13th - 21st
  • 4-12-17        Drivers urged to use caution on Boundary Street as driveway work continues
  • 4-10-17        Today, BJWSA, notified the City of Beaufort that there would be a necessary water outage on April 12th beginning at 10pm and ending on April 13th at 2am.  A total of 76 customers, located principally in the K-Mart shopping Center and Carolina Cove, will be affected by this water outage.  This outage is being done to relocate critical water supply and distribution services.

               BJWSA is in the process of notifying those customers affected by outage. 

               For immediate questions, please contact Pamela Flasch at PamelaF@bjwsa,org.

  • 4-6-17       Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions Apr 7th - 14th
  • 4-5-17          Boundary Street boardwalks get steel cable railing

March 2017

  • 3-30-17         Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions March 31st - Apr 7th
  • 3-23-17         Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions March 23rd - 31st
  • 3-16-17         Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions - March 16-24th 
  • 3-9-17           Boundary Street Contractor - 2 weeks look ahead
  • 3-9-17           Boundary Street Construction Update
  • 3-9-17           Map - Boundary Street Update, Road Restrictions - March 9-16th

February 2017

  • 2-16-17         Beaufort's First Street re-opens at Boundary Street
  • Paved First Street
  • 2-10-17        Water shutdown Monday night for Boundary Street waterline work
  • 2-9-17          Boundary Street Contractor - 2 weeks look ahead
  • 2-9-17          First Progress meeting minutes
  • 2-9-17          Robert Smalls Parkway lane closure starts Friday near Boundary Street
  • 2-2-17          Boundary St & Robert Smalls Parkway intersection detour Friday night

January 2017

  • 1-5-17       Boundary Street Construction Update

December 2016

  • 12-15-16    Boundary Street Construction Update
  • 12-1-16      Boundary Street Contractor - 2 weeks look ahead
  • 12-1-16      First Progress meeting minutes

November 2016

  • 11-10-16      Boundary Street Contractor - 2 weeks look ahead
  • 11-10-16     First Progress meeting minutes

October 2016

  • 10-20-16     Construction Updates
  • 10-17-16     Beaufort's Boundary Street lane shift starts Monday after storm delays

September 2016

  • 9-29-16       Boundary Street lane shift starts Monday Oct. 3
  • 9-26-16      Weather delays Boundary Street lane shift one week
  • 9-19-16      Boundary Street lane shifts start Sept. 26 for utility work

         PHOTO:  Boundary St. near Robert Smalls, before and after.

  • 9-15-16      First Progress meeting minutes
  • 9-15-16      Contractor 2 weeks look ahead
  • 9-8-16        Construction Updates
  • 9-8-16        Contractor 2 weeks look ahead
  • 9-6-16       Water line work to shift traffic late Wednesday night on SC170 - Boundary Street

August 2016

  • 8-30-16     Construction Updates
  • 8-30-16     Contractor 2 Weeks look ahead
  • 8-9-16        Relocating Overhead Utilities
  • 8-7-16        New Beaufort Boundary Street intersection opens
  • 8-5-16        Beaufort Boundary Street intersection to open at SC 170

July 2016

  • 7-31-16       Night lane closure for paving Boundary St/Robert Smalls Pkwy intersection
  • 7-31-16       Detour ends early at Beaufort's Boundary Street
  • 7-25-16       Boundary Street detour starts Friday 8 p.m.
  • Boundary St. detour map
  • 7-18-16       Limited night lane closures for Beaufort's Boundary Street
  • 7-12-16       Hogarth and Polk street detour starts Thursday night for water line

June 2016

                      Thank you!

  • 6-21-16    Boundary Street detour this weekend
  • map

May 2016

  • 5-6-16     Parts of Beaufort's First Street closed for utility, roadwork starting Monday
  • 5/5/16     Rumors & Facts - Boundary Street Project

April 2016

  • 4-27-16     :30-second video featuring the Boundary St Project
  •  4-20-16    On Wednesday, April 24th a steel plate installed by BJWSA on Boundary Street shifted and required emergency repair in the morning. A lane was closed to enable the repair. The steel plate was covering an open hole in the roadway from recent waterline work on at Greenlawn Street.  Prior to the steel plate shifting, the plan had been to patch that area and others affected by Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority’s recent work all at the same time. The emergency shift by the steel plate required immediate attention. The unplanned lane closure on Boundary Street was in place from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday.
  • 4-1-16         Water shutoff for portion of Boundary Street project in Beaufort

March 2106

  • 3-16-16      Lane shift on Boundary Street Thursday morning
  • 3-11-16      Boundary Street lane shifts, closings start Saturday
  • 3-3-16        Boundary Street information sessions moved to last Thursday every month
  • 3-1-16        Beaufort strives to save live oak at Boundary Street project
  • pruned oak tree

February 2016 

  • 2-19-16      One lane of Boundary Street to close Sunday
  • 2-15-16      Boundary Street speed limit drops, speeding fines increase

January 26, 2016

Construction of the Boundary Street improvements began January 4th.  Please drive safely through the construction zone.  Early work includes the demolition of the former Butler car center at the intersection of SC170 and Boundary Street as well as marking of utilities.

Beaufort-Jasper Water Sewer Authority (BJWSA) will begin its initial water line work the first week of February and will require a temporary shutoff of water to certain locations.  BJWSA is working with those locations to minimize the inconvenience.

A few key points to remember:

  • Lanes vane be closed only at night, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday
  • On Sundays, lanes can be closed any time between 1 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday
  • During daytime work, lanes may be shifted but four lanes of traffic will be open
  • First stages of the project will focus on creating a "duct bank" underground where the overhead utility lines will be moved

October 29, 2014

Here is a simplified view of the  four-lane improvements and traffic signals for the affected section of Boundary Street.