GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Georgetown’s popular downtown Harborwalk will be under construction starting on Wednesday and lasting through the summer.
It’s undergoing repairs that will close 20-to-40-foot sections at a time. Crews will work to replace the beams that run underneath the Harborwalk and the ones that crisscross from the pilings.
The project is set to cost $75,000, but it’s not going to change how the boardwalk looks. This walkway runs parallel with Front Street and is home to both public and private docks as well as a handful of restaurants and stores. All of which will remain open during construction.
The project is set to take three months, but Georgetown Mayor Brendon Barber said it could be done sooner. He also added after this it’ll be years before it has to be done again.
“You’re probably looking at another decade or so,” Barber said. “But, it also depends on our rising sea level and our king tide, because water does a lot of damage to structures underneath.”
Barber also added that it’ll be up to private boat owners to do what’s best for them logistically once the section near their docks close, but added, “We'll address that through our law enforcement department and our administration.”
The Harborwalk is set to fully reopen in August.