Dec. 30, 2020
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basins 1 and 2
Basin 1 (vicinity of Duck Pond)
This week has been a very light one for the project given the Christmas break, but cleanup work has taken place throughout the area. A footbridge is being built at the west end of the Duck Pond. The coffer dam in this basin is being prepared for removal and repositioning to Basin 2. All drainage continues to function exactly as designed.
Next week, the footbridge will be completely installed. Battery Creek Road will continue to be improved, and the final elements of ditch and drainage work will be done on Jane Way.
The coffer dam in the vicinity of Rodgers will be removed and installed in Basin 2. The removal of the dam will take about four days; reinstallation in Basin 2 in the vicinity of Riverside Drive will take approximately a week. When the coffer dam is removed from Basin 1, the Spanish Moss Trail will be prepared for laying concrete.
Once the concrete is installed and the entire trail inspected, the Spanish Moss Trail will be reopened for bike and pedestrian traffic.
Basin 2 (vicinity of Southside Park)
The contractor will work on finishing items in the Broad Street neighborhood area in the first couple of weeks of January. The coffer dam being removed in Basin I will be relocated and installed in the vicinity of Riverside Drive. This will allow workers to install three massive headwalls, three 60-inch drainage pipes with tidal flap gates attached. After that, a concrete wall cap will be installed, and the Spanish Moss Trail will be repaved and returned to its original condition.
We’ve had another great week of safety. Please continue to be careful when transiting the area. Remember, if you cannot see the heavy equipment operator, then the operator can’t see you. Please avoid this area if possible until all construction has been completed, and many thanks to our law enforcement partners for helping us maintain safety.
I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with many residents regarding this project. I remain available anytime to address comments, concerns, or questions, so please do not hesitate to call, email or text so that the project may address your issues as rapidly as 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.
Wishing each of you a fantastic New Year!
Neal Pugliese, Col USMC (Ret)
Mossy Oaks Multijurisdictional Drainage Task Force