Sept. 23, 2021
Work is beginning on the BJWSA North Street Transmission main project. This design-build project includes a large-diameter water transmission main that will be constructed from Robert Smalls Parkway to Duke Street.
The portion of the Spanish Moss Trail over Battery Creek will be closed starting Sept. 23 to install two pipes underneath the waterway. This portion of the trail is expected to be closed through spring as more pipe is installed along the side of the trail. It is anticipated that work will begin on North Street in October once all permits are in place. For more detailed information on this project or to see construction updates, please visit bjwsa.org.
Work also continues on the BJWSA galvanized water main replacement project in the City. This is a multi-year project is aimed at improving water quality in older areas of the water system where there are galvanized water mains. Work includes installing new PVC water mains, fire hydrants, water services, and meter boxes.
The replacement of water service lines to customers is provided only to the meter. BJWSA will not be replacing any water services on private property between the meter and the house.
In this phase of the work, the major work is being done on Harrington and a portion of North Street. Water main work on Emmons, Laudonniere, LeChere, Church, and a portion of Calhoun streets is complete with final paving still to come.
Remaining streets in this phase include Whitefield Street, Capers Street, and Center Drive West. Once the lines are replaced, there should be notable water quality improvements.