Drainage project forcing Georgetown County road closures

Kings River Road in Pawleys Island will close for two weeks beginning April 1 for a drainage improvement work in the Hagley community.

Crews will replace a culvert along Kings River Road and Beaumont during that time.

The work is part of a master drainage improvement project that will correct major problems in the Hagley area drainage system. The existing drainage system is "severely undersized," David Gantt, Georgetown County capital projects manager, said in a press release.

The project is divided into two phases, Hagley East and Hagley West. It's expected to bring the drainage system in line with current regulatory standards.

Plans are for Beaumont Drive to close during the second half of the month, after work along Kings River is finished, according to a press release from Georgetown County.

The closure on Kings River Road will extend from near Hagley Drive to Waverly Road.

Signs will direct traffic to use Highway 17, Hagley Drive and Waverly Road as detour routes.

Georgetown county plans to reopen the road on April 12, weather and construction permitting, according to Gantt.

The start date for the project was chosen to coincide with spring break at Waccamaw schools to minimize the impact.

Beaumont Drive will close for about a week once Kings River Road reopens. The projected time period for the Beaumont closure is April 15-24.

Phase 2 of the project is expected to start in June.