Jetty View Walk in Murrells Inlet completes construction on the marsh

09/12/2013 10:30 PM

09/12/2013 8:42 PM

Construction on the Murrells Inlet Jetty View Walk project is wrapping up and it is now open to the public.

The boardwalk provides views of the Inlet’s marsh and wildlife, and was constructed using boardwalk and pervious pavement, which lets water drain, unlike asphalt, said David Gantt, Georgetown County capital projects manager. A bid for the work was awarded in June to JMD Construction for $157,000.

The boardwalk begins at Morse Park Landing’s crab dock as a walkway, then winds behind the Hot Fish Club and morphs into a timber structure behind Feugo Mexican Grill & Cantina. The Jetty View Walk ends just before Nance’s Creekfront Restaurant, which opted not to participate, said Sue Sledz, executive director of Murrells Inlet 2020.

“I’ve heard comments from people who seem to like it,” Sledz said. “The proof will be in the pudding, when people see it at the ceremony we’ll know whether or not they like it.”

Though construction is near completion, a final inspection is still necessary. Jackie Broach, Georgetown public information officer, said the last checkup will be Friday.

“That might lead to some punch list items to fix up,” Broach said. “But for all intents and purposes, construction is completed.”

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Morse Park Landing.

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