Updates from downtown construction

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The city of Beaufort gives a weekly update about the construction projects taking place downtown.

• Streetlight project: The installation of new and improved streetlights on downtown Bay Street is expected to be completed this week. The project will next move to the sidestreets for similar work to remove the old “gooseneck” lamps, install new wiring and irrigation beneath the sidewalks, then pour foundations and erect the new lamps.

• The irrigation system remains to be completed on Bay Street. This work will not start until after The Taste of Beaufort event May 2-3.

• Parking on Bay Street should return to normal by mid-week.

• Traffic signal mast arms: The infrastructure has been installed at the following intersections: Charles and Bay, Charles and Craven and Charles and Boundary streets. The lead contractor, Walker Brothers, will return next week to pull electrical wires into the traffic signal mast arms. This work will not impact A Taste of Beaufort.