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July 23, 2008

Four Colleton Co. boat ramps, docks under reconstruction

Four boat ramps and/or docks located around Colleton County will soon be under reconstruction with the entire project expected to be completed in approximately six months.

The project was a result of state and federal grants obtained by the Colleton County Legislative Delegation of: Rep. William K. Bowers, Rep. Robert L. Brown, Rep. Kenneth F. Hodges, Sen. Lawrence K. "Larry" Grooms, Sen. John W. Matthews, Jr. and Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney. Seventy-five percent of the total funding required for the project was obtained from federal funds.

Engineering staff with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) assisted Colleton County in the design, obtaining construction in navigable waters permits and preparation of construction document. They will also assist the county with oversight of the construction projects.

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