Minor Street Repair Begins

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It has been just over a year since Minor Street in Williamston was closed due to a washout and “sinkhole”, however work began Monday on a new bridge that will rectify the situation.
Williamston Public Utilities Director David Rogers said that heavy equipment was brought in and demolition of the old structure began Monday. He said the construction company, Saluda Construction, hopes to drive pilings for the new bridge in mid-July. According to Rogers, precast concrete slabs for the bridge have been ordered and will be brought in in six to eight weeks. tentively completion date for the project is the end of August.
Anderson County Council recently approved a low bid of $337,615 by Saluda Construction to perform the repairs.
Their bid was almost twenty five per cent lower than the only other bidder. The project is being overseen by the Anderson County Transportation Board and BLE engineering firm. The construction company built a similar bridge on Verdae Boulevard for the City of Greenville, according to Rogers.

The section of Minor Street near the Municipal Center and the ball fields in Williamston has been closed since May of 2018 due to a sink hole that developed following heavy rains. The storm drain that passes under Minor Street had been the site of ongoing problems and repairs over the last two years prior to the closing. The area on the lower side continued to erode, eventually causing problems with the roadway.