Dec. 23, 2020
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin 1 and Basin 2.
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 reopen. 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 reopen from Riverside Drive to Brotherhood Road.
Please continue to be mindful of workers and pedestrians in the area. We’ve had a perfect safety record thus far and hope to this continues through the end of the project. We’ve got another two to three weeks of tough work ahead of us so please avoid the construction area if possible.
Please encourage all those affected or interested in the Mossy Oaks Project to register with the “Notify Me” application found on the City of Beaufort website (https://www.cityofbeaufort.org/list.aspx) and subscribe to the Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project updates. As always, I remain available to address comments, concerns and questions.
We appreciate everyone’s continued patience as we work on this project.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all. We’re looking forward to completing this project in early 2021!
Neal Pugliese, Col USMC (Ret)
Mossy Oaks Multijurisdictional Drainage Task Force