Contractors continued work in downtown Beaufort Monday, removing the city's recognizable "goose-neck" streetlight posts.
The project to replace the old posts with new streetlights is on schedule, according to an update from city manager Scott Dadson. Before installing and wiring the new streetlights, foundations will be laid.
- Traffic signal mast arms at Charles Street: Starting Tuesday, work crews will be setting new traffic signal poles at Charles and Bay streets. The plan calls for blocking access to an adjacent dentist's parking lot near the pavilion entrance to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park while the foundation is drilled. City leaders will coordinate with downtown merchants and Main Street Beaufort USA if alternate parking arrangements are needed.
- Paving: Most recent paving work in downtown Beaufort was organized and scheduled by the S.C. Department of Transportation, which has jurisdiction over those streets, according to Dadson's update. Some of the work had been scheduled to be done sooner.
- North and Charles streets: All work was completed as of March 21. Temporary striping will be replaced with final markings in about one month.
- Ribaut Road paving: This project is not part of Beaufort's paving contract. The Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority had the paving done due to a depression in the roadway that Dadson said was likely caused by a BJWSA utility.