Crews to begin utility work under Cedar Street; closures announced

Block-by-block closures, which begin Tuesday, will allow crews to repair and replace utilities under Cedar Street in Beaufort, seen here in a file photo. (News-Times photo)

BEAUFORT — Crews working for Beaufort are set to close portions of Cedar Street beginning Tuesday as they work to repair and replace utilities beneath the road.

The town issued notice of the pending closures late Friday and said over the course of the estimated four-month project, closures should be limited to one block at a time.

“Please use caution while traveling in this area as road closures will be necessary and the closure areas will change while the work is completed,” the town said in a release.

Tuesday’s closure will include the block of Cedar Street between Moore and Orange streets, followed by subsequent closure of Cedar between Moore and Live Oak streets, according to the notice. From there, closures are to proceed westward. Detours will be provided around shuttered blocks.

Crews to begin utility work under Cedar Street; closures announced

Motorist will be asked to use detours, like this one, along Cedar Street in the coming months as crew close sections of the street to effect repairs and replacement of some utilities beneath the road. The first closure is set to begin Tuesday. (Town of Beaufort graphic)

“The rehabilitation and replacement work of underground infrastructure is being undertaken in advance of North Carolina Department of Transportation’s planned resurfacing of Cedar Street,” the town said.

At some point, NCDOT, which maintains the roadway, is set to turn Cedar Street over to the town, freshly paved. NCDOT relinquishing the street is connected to the final stages of the Gallants Channel bridge replacement project.

“NCDOT expects to begin replacing the stormwater lines on Cedar Street in March,” Town Manager John Day said Monday night.

Beaufort commissioners awarded the bid for the utility work, which will prep for the stormwater and repaving efforts, in November to Ralph Hodge Construction Co. of Wilson. The project totals $1,664,170, to be paid for from the town’s capital reserve fund.

 

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(2) comments

Vintage Chief

Why is this image backwards? Does anyone proof read anything before it is posted? Some entity either created this image backwards, or posted this image backwards. Additionally, the street name is Craven, not Carven. Argh!

quicksand

So they’re starting on the west end and working westward? What?

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