Work is progressing on the BJWSA North Street Transmission main project. This design-build project includes a large-diameter water transmission main that will be constructed from Robert Smalls Parkway to Duke Street.
The portion of the Spanish Moss Trail over Battery Creek will be closed starting January 3, to install the water main adjacent to the trail. As a safety precaution to users of the trail, barricades will be placed at Robert Smalls Parkway and North Hermitage Street to prevent pedestrians from entering the construction zone. For more detailed information on this project or to see construction updates, please visit bjwsa.org.
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.
In the current phase of this work, new water mains have been installed on sections of Emmons, Laudonniere, LeChere, Calhoun, Church, Harrington, South Hermitage, and North streets. Work on Capers Street is still in progress. Remaining streets in this phase include Whitefield Street and Center Drive West. Once the lines are replaced, there should be notable water quality and water pressure improvements.