Draining project in Georgetown nearing completion

Construction in Georgetown is 90 percent complete, but crews could be on scene for another six weeks and may not be finished until the end of the year, according to S.C. Department of Transportation officials.

All major construction on Fraser and Front Streets is done, said the S.C. Department of Transportation.

Minor site work on both streets is expected to continue for the next 4-6 weeks.

It’s all part of a $14 million draining project on U.S. 17, or Fraser Street, meant to improve the flow of water off the roadways and prevent flooding that often occurs, according to SCDOT.

Additional sealing and grouting at the wet well site on the corner of Dozier and Front Street will begin next week. Once that’s final, the wet well will be dewatered and a pumping station will be constructed.

Monitoring, including a real-time analysis of water levels and pressure from the wells installed throughout the area, will be implemented during the dewatering to ensure secure seals.

No road closures, which have been in place much of the summer, have been announced for the final work stages.