Block of King Street to be closed for 6 weeks

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A block of King Street will be closed to traffic for some 6 weeks between Queen and Broad streets beginning Monday, January 12.

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Here are the details from the City of Charleston's press release:
This closure will allow for completing electrical main installation, removing old trolley tracks and replacing water main and laterals. This closure is expected to last approximately 6 weeks.

· South bound traffic on King Street will be detoured West on Queen Street, left onto Rutledge, left onto Broad.
· Traffic exiting the City garage onto Queen Street will turn left on Queen instead of Right and follow the detour signs to Rutledge Avenue.
· Local traffic for the block between Broad Street and Queen Street accessing parking lots for Berlin’s and Tellis Pharmacy will turn north on King Street from Broad Street. The Judicial Center exits from the Charleston County Parking Garage will also be functional.

The King Street Streetscape for the portion from Market Street to Broad Street began in June 2008 and the completion is anticipated in the summer, 2009. The project includes sewer main relining (which has been completed), new SCE&G electrical duct bank, a new CWS water main, new street lights, trolley track removal, new bluestone sidewalks and granite curbs and new asphalt for the roadway. The budget is $4.5 million which includes assessments from properties in the project area.

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