Paving expected to resume in Beaufort this week

emoody@beaufortgazette.comSeptember 28, 2013 

A contractor for the S.C. Department of Transportation is expected to resume paving within the city of Beaufort early this week.

DOT spokesman James Law said he did not know whether actual milling and paving would start Monday, but contractor APAC Inc. is expected to return workers and machinery to town that day.

Construction should start soon after, Law said.

APAC paved parts of Bay Street in the Downtown Historic District and Lafayette Street in uptown the week of Sept. 3. That work was originally expected to take about two weeks.

Additional work on Charles and North streets and Waddell and Battery Creek roads was expected to follow. On Sept. 10, Beaufort officials were notified that work would be delayed until October, city manager Scott Dadson said.

Law said the company pulled equipment out of the area to do work on another contract.

Neither Law nor Dadson could provide an update Friday on APAC's schedule.

The September plan allotted five days for Charles Street between Boundary and Bay streets, and North Street between East and Adventure streets. Eight days -- including a Saturday and Sunday -- were allotted for Waddell Road between Battery Creek and Talbird roads, and Battery Creek Road between Allison and Mossy Oaks roads.

Work will only be done during daylight hours, Law said. During construction on Lafayette Street, APAC allowed residents access to their homes, and DOT has said in news releases that will be the case in all residential areas where the work occurs.

New traffic mast arms at the intersections of Charles Street and Boundary, and Craven and Bay streets will be installed by the end of October by Walker Brothers. That $300,000 project is being paid for by the DOT, the city and Beaufort County and is not part of the federally funded paving contract.

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