Construction on the Jetty View Walk in Murrells Inlet has officially started, adding another marshy option for locals and visitors to enjoy.
The boardwalk will provide views of the Inlet’s marsh and wildlife, and be constructed out of boardwalk and pervious pavement, which lets water drain as opposed to asphalt, said David Gantt, Georgetown County capital projects manager.
“We’re just trying to keep (the project) all going and keep it within budget,” said Gantt.
A bid for the walk was awarded to JMD Construction for $157,000.
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The boardwalk will begin at Morse Park Landing’s crab dock as a walkway, then wind behind the Hot Fish Club and morph into a timber structure behind Feugo Mexican Grill & Cantina. The Jetty View Walk will end just before Nance’s Creekfront Restaurant, which opted not to participate, said Sue Sledz, executive director of Murrells Inlet 2020.
“We started construction design right around January,” Sledz said. “Most of the delays of the last year were just us waiting for permits and agreements and all that.”
Local restaurants will benefit from the new walk, including Fuego, said Jason Bosserman, manager.
When the project is complete, Fuego will “have more live music to cater to the people trying to check out the best view of the marsh,” Bosserman said.
“We are super excited for the project and very happy for the influx of people the Jetty View will bring,” Bosserman said.
The project sprouted from a proposal by Murrells Inlet 2020 and is funded by the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor grant program, Georgetown County, individual property owners and Murrells Inlet 2020.
Gantt said the project is estimated to complete in August.