BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - After being delayed by storms twice, Boundary Street lane shifts are now scheduled to begin Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Hurricane Matthew delayed the project for the past two weeks, while heavy thunderstorms also put the lane shift on pause in late September.
Officials say although four lanes will remain open, motorists still need to be extra careful during this process of shifting traffic lanes to the southern side of Boundary Street heading into downtown Beaufort.
These shifts will let crews continue the process of building an underground duct bank to carry power and communications cabling that currently hangs from poles. The lane shifts will include the area between Neil Road and Greenlawn Drive.
Left turns will continue to be restricted to controlled intersections along the mile-long section of the Boundary Street Improvement Project.
When the project is completed, Boundary Street will remain a four-lane roadway, but will feature improved intersections with traffic signals; left-turn lanes; and landscaped middle median; and wider sidewalks and pathways for pedestrians. The project is scheduled for completion in 2018.
For more information, visit www.boundarystreetupdate.com.