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Boundary Street shift gets green light after storms

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Sights and sounds from the Boundary Street project in Beaufort on September 6, 2016. The $30 million road redevelopment project is expected to be completed in early 2018.
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Sights and sounds from the Boundary Street project in Beaufort on September 6, 2016. The $30 million road redevelopment project is expected to be completed in early 2018.

The Boundary Street lane shift that was delayed due to storms resumed Monday and will continue through Wednesday.

There will still be four lanes of traffic and restricted left turns, but drivers are asked to use extra caution between Neil Road and Greenlawn Drive, according to a news release.

The shift will begin at the southern end of Boundary Street, and crews will continue working to prepare to bury power and communication cables, according to the release.

Storms in late September as well as Hurricane Matthew set back the shift.

“When the hurricane approached, our contractor moved his equipment to safety and we did our best to secure the Boundary Street construction zone,” said Sammy Negron, project manager consultant. “At this point in the hurricane recovery work, we are ready to make the traffic pattern change and get this project back on schedule,” he said. Most of the paving already has been done to accommodate the lane shifts, so it’s mainly a matter of re-striping the roadway and moving safety barrels.”

The project crew is also working on the new First Street near Chick fil-A and the intersection with Robert Smalls Parkway, according to the release. The project is scheduled for completion in 2018.

For more information, visit www.boundarystreetupdate.com.

Joan McDonough: 843-706-8125, @IPBG_Joan

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