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Galvanized pipe replacement
The current phase of the galvanized pipe replacement in the City of Beaufort is starting to wrap up. This is a multi-year project is 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 replace 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 work, new water mains have been installed on sections of Emmons, Laudonniere, LeChere, Calhoun, Church, Harrington, South Hermitage, Capers, and Center Drive. Work on North Street is still ongoing, particularly at the intersections at Charles Street and West Street. Work on Whitefield Street also remains. After construction of this work is complete, BJWSA will identify blocks that still have galvanized pipe and begin design and permitting to replace these pipes.
Transmission main project
Work continues on the North Street transmission main project. This design-build project includes a large-diameter water transmission main that will be built from Robert Smalls Parkway to Duke Street. A portion of the Spanish Moss Trail over Battery Creek has been closed 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. We expect the trail to be reopened in early spring.
Work within the right-of-way for North Street continues, primarily between Linton Lane and Ribaut Road. Construction and repaving activities have resulted in the need for detours in the area. We expect that North Street will be closed most of the month of March at its intersection with Ribaut Road.
Alternate means of getting to North Street are provided in the detour routes. Ribaut Road will remain open while this work is being completed. For more detailed information on this project or to see construction updates, please visit the website bjwsa.org.