Mossy Oaks stormwater work on track, winding down

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From staff reports

Once again, the Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project remains on schedule and on budget thanks, at least in part, to good weather, according to reports from Mossy Oaks Multijurisdictional Drainage Task Force Chair Neal Pugliese, Col. USMC, Ret.

Basin 1 

Once again, crews enjoyed another week of decent weather, and construction has moved along nicely. This week the sheet pile cap has been completely installed, and the Spanish Moss Trail is being prepared for repaving. The SMT preparation work will take a few days, but following that and contingent on the weather, concrete will be poured.

Finishing work was also done along Battery Creek Road and First Blvd. Pipe has been ordered and should be delivered to complete the drainpipes between North Royal Oaks and Battery Creek Road within two to three weeks.

There is now a fully functional and improved drainage system in Basin 1.

Next week, preparations for the Spanish Moss Trail should be completed and ready for a new walkway. Weather contingent, all sidewalks on First Blvd and Battery Creek should be completed.

The final leg of ditch-grading work from Coates Lane to West Royal Oaks is scheduled to be completed immediately following work on the Spanish Moss Trail.

Basin 2 

Contractors are to return to Beaufort to complete the finishing work, particularly in the Lawton Farm Road area. An estimated week’s worth of work is left to be done.

The coffer dam that was removed from Basin 1 is being installed in Basin 2 in the vicinity of Riverside Drive, and 50 percent of it is in place. Soon finishing work will be done on the steel sheet wall; the tidal flap gates will be installed, which will allow us to reopen the Spanish Moss Trail.

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