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More than two years after it started, construction on the Savannah Highway widening project is done.
Work ended last week, and construction equipment has been removed, according to Rob McFee, director of Beaufort County's Engineering and Infrastructure Division.
The project started in October 2009 and was paid for by a local sales tax voters approved in 2006 to pay for 10 road projects in the county.
During the past two years, weather delayed construction, and construction delayed and detoured traffic as the road was widened from two to four lanes between S.C. 170 and Parris Island Gateway.
The intersection at Parris Island Gateway was also reconfigured to include two right-turn lanes with a right traffic signal arrow, eliminating the need for a right acceleration lane from Savannah Highway onto Parris Island Gateway. The original project proposal said the change would reduce accidents at the intersection.
Bayside Salon closing
After 21 years of operation in Beaufort's historic downtown, Bayside Salon is closing, and the building at 310 Scott St. is for sale, owner Cheril Adams said.
"I want to work for someone else," she said. "I don't want to run a business any more. I want someone else to sign my paychecks, so I can go home and sleep at night."
Although Adams officially closed last week, she is tying up loose ends and serving some longtime customers at the salon while she figures out her next move.
With a total of 26 years as a stylist in Beaufort, she plans to continue work in the area and said longtime customers seeking information should call 843-592-1353.
Bellavista owner opens temporary liquidation store
A temporary store to reduce inventory has been opened on Lady's Island by the owner of Bellavista, on St. Helena. Called "As is, Where is," the liquidation store opened in October at 95 Factory Creek Court, the former home of It's Only Natural health food store, which moved in February to 110 Sea Island Parkway.
A sign in front of the building indicates the store will only remain open until about January.
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