Mossy Oaks progress continues with end in sight

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From staff reports
Progress continues at a steady pace as the Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project remains on schedule and on budget, according to the latest update from Mossy Oaks Multijurisdictional Drainage Task Force Chair Neal Pugliese, Col. USMC, Ret. Another two to three weeks of tough work remain.

Basin 1 (vicinity of Duck Pond)

The final drainage pipes were installed under the Spanish Moss Trail after the 1,000-foot sewer line was successfully relocated. Battery Creek Road was opened for traffic and the footbridge crossing the drainpipes at the mouth of the Duck Pond has begun. Ditch work from North Royal Oaks to West Royal Oaks resumed but was slowed by wet conditions.

After the holidays, work will be completed on Jane Way, including minor pipe and ditch work. Work will continue on footbridge and the final layers of asphalt will be applied to Battery Creek Road. Progress on Battery Creek Road is contingent on the weather.

Work on the Spanish Moss Trail continues with the installation of the steel sheet wall cap, the removal of the coffer dam and laying concrete on the trail. After that, the Spanish Moss Trail from Rogers Drive to Broome Lane will re-open. Next, ditch and minor pipe work will continue from North Royal Oaks to West Royal Oaks.

Basin 2 (vicinity of Southside Park)

Following the holidays, the contractor will finish items on Lawton Farm Road and Southside Park Blvd.

Work on the Spanish Moss Trail in this basin is being done by another construction company. All 1,470 feet of steel sheet piles have been successfully driven into the trail. Next, the contractor will install a coffer dam to create a dry environment for the drainage crews to work. The drainage crews will install three sets of 60-inch pipes and tidal-control flap gates. 

Following that, a concrete cap will be placed upon the steel wall as in in Basin I and a new concrete trail will be installed. The trail will then re-open from Riverside Drive to Brotherhood Road.

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