Mossy Oaks project nearly complete on time, on budget

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From staff reports

The Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project “is rapidly nearing successful completion, on schedule and on budget,” according to Mossy Oaks Multijurisdictional Drainage Task Force Chair Neal Pugliese, Col. USMC, Ret.

Basin 1 

Despite another week of rain and colder weather, progress continues at a nice clip. As of press time, concrete was being poured to form finished sidewalks in and around Battery Creek Road.

About 600 feet of the Spanish Moss Trail has been replaced with fresh concrete. Crews will work this weekend on the Spanish Moss Trail to install the forms to prepare the trail for the final concrete pours.

About two more days of concrete work remain in this basin between Battery Creek Road and the Spanish Moss Trail.

The project and BJWSA discovered a minor sewer issue in the vicinity of 810 Battery Creek Road. This will be fixed before supporting drainpipes are installed between the homes from North Royal Oaks and Battery Creek Road.

Basin 2 

All but a few minor issues have been completed on Lawton Farms Road. With regard to the Spanish Moss Trail between Riverside Drive and Brotherhood Lane, all three headwalls have been installed along with the first set of 60-inch drainpipes.

Weather contingent, all drainage in Basin 2 and along this segment of the Spanish Moss Trail will be completed in the next 10 days or so. Following the installation of the tidal flap gates, the Spanish Moss Trail will be repaved and opened.

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