Posted on August 21, 2023
Berkeley County Government has awarded the construction contract for the Bushy Park Dredging and Spoil Site Project to J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. County Council approved the contract at its meeting on Monday, August 14, 2023. Watch the full meeting HERE.
Bushy Park Landing is located near the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek and provides public access to Foster Creek and the Cooper River. The dredging project, governed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is anticipated to begin this fall and be completed this dredge season, which runs from October to March.
This project includes but is not limited to mobilization, demobilization, dredging, transportation, disposal, and supervision for removing approximately 150,000 cubic yards of unclassified sediments within the dredge area, which is from the Cooper River to the saltwater side of Bushy Park Landing. The sediment will be delivered to the Clouter Creek South Cell disposal site in North Charleston, pending approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Crews will dredge down eight feet and 200 feet across at low tide.
Total cost of the project is $5,036,000. Funding stems from the 2014 and 2022 One Cent Sales Tax referendums.
“Public safety and recreational opportunities are critically important to quality of life. This project will ensure recreational boaters and first responder watercraft can safely utilize Bushy Park Boat Landing during low tide. This project is funded by the County’s One Cent Sales Tax Program, and we are excited to get this long-awaited project completed.” -Johnny Cribb, Berkeley County Supervisor