June 1, 2012 (Okatie, SC) — Beaufort – Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) will remove the center pedestal and bulwarks associated with the Port Royal Railroad in the Whale Branch. The project is part of the demolition of the Port Royal Railroad, which be gan in 2010. BJWSA purchased the Railroad in 2009 to be used as a utility corridor. The demolition project will begin during the first full week of June, and it will be complete by July.

“We are removing these materials in the interest of safety, and we encourage boaters to be very careful while travelling in the area” said Ed Saxon, BJWSA’s Deputy General Manager. BJWSA’s contractor (Cape Romain from Wando, SC) will have a barge stationed near the demolition, but the waterway will remain passable during the project. The area will have signage and be well lit at night.

Boaters are urged to follow any directional signs and use caution navigating the area. Once the demolition project is finished, BJWSA will have substantially finished removing the Port Roy al Railroad ties, ballast and other materials.