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.
The sites are:
- Public Landing - Combahee River (Public Landing Lane approximately one mile south of US Hwy 17 near Yemassee) - The existing wooden dock will be replaced with an identically sized aluminum floating dock with a concrete bulkhead and sidewalk.
- Price's Bridge Landing - Horseshoe Creek (County Rd. 199 approximately three miles south of SC Hwy 64 near Walterboro) - An aluminum floating dock with a concrete bulkhead will be constructed adjacent to the existing concrete boat ramp.
- West Bank Landing - Edisto River (South of US Hwy 17 off County Road 30 near Jacksonboro) - The existing boat ramp will be reconstructed to current slope and surface traction safety standards. The ramp will also be lengthened to provide sufficient launch depth at all river levels. An aluminum floating dock will also be installed adjacent to the new ramp.
- Sullivan's Ferry Landing - Edisto River (Stump Knocker Circle off Camp Buddy Road south of US Hwy 17A near Cottageville) - The existing boat ramp will be reconstructed to current slope and surface traction safety standards. The ramp will also be lengthened to provide sufficient launch depth at all river levels.
DNR protects and manages South Carolina's natural resources by making wise and balanced decisions for the benefit of the state's natural resources and its people.