07 Mar Boundary Street public information sessions moved to last Thursday of each month
I have received a number of calls from people interested in keeping tabs on the Boundary Street Redevelopment. Please note again that the city holds meetings to update citizens. The engineering drawings are posted on the basement wall at City Hall and staff hold regular briefing sessions for the public.
Boundary Street public information sessions moved to last Thursday of each month
Public information meetings about the Boundary Street construction work will be held the last Thursday of each month from 4-6 p.m. at City Hall, effective immediately.
“We are sharing as much information as we can, in as many ways as we can, as this big project begins,” said David Coleman, senior project manager for the City of Beaufort. “We’ll have monthly public update sessions on the ground floor at City Hall, the last Thursdays of every month.”
Coleman said he is always ready to answer specific questions about the project by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A website dedicated to the 1.2-mile safety and aesthetics project has other details at www.boundarystreetupdate.com.
The Boundary Street Redevelopment Corridor project budget is funded through three sources:
· Federal Highway Administration TIGER grant of $12.635 million
· The Beaufort County one cent sales tax of $11.346 million
· And the City of Beaufort’s TIF II estimated contribution of about $8.223 million.
The project runs from Neil Road to Greenlawn Drive and will be completed in phases, starting at the realigned intersection of Boundary Street and SC170/Robert Smalls Parkway. Moving utility lines underground will extend to Ribaut Road.
Boundary Street will remain a four-lane roadway but will feature improved intersections with traffic signals; left-turn lanes; and landscaped middle median; and sidewalks and pathways for pedestrians. This is part of the “complete streets” effort to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.