Beaufort paving projects to close lanes

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With an out-of-area paving project cancelled, the S.C. Department of Transportation’s contractor is able to tackle Beaufort projects sooner than originally scheduled.

North Street in downtown Beaufort likely will be patched and paved this week, beginning at its eastern end at New Street.

Charles Street, already the site of construction with new traffic signals being installed, will follow, according to the flexible schedule of paving contractor Preferred Materials Inc. of Savannah.

The work likely will cause temporary lane closures and traffic delays. Alternate routes are recommended when possible, Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson said.

The work includes:

• Battery Creek Road from Oak Haven to Mossy Oaks Drive.

• North Street in downtown Beaufort, from East Street to Bay Street.

• Charles Street from Bay Street to Boundary Street, with work anticipated to start March 19, though possibly sooner.

Dadson said, “We’ll continue installing the new streetlights and the traffic signal project on Charles Street should be done soon.”