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Crews set to begin next phase of Colonial Lake Improvement Project

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Work on the Colonial Lake Improvement Project has been pretty smooth so far, according the senior project manager Beth Brownlee.

Brownlee said demolition work on Rutledge Avenue and Ashley Avenue is wrapping up and now crews are getting ready to build the masonry short wall. The wall will surround the lake and be used for people to sit on. 

Brownlee said work on Rutledge and Ashley Avenues cleared asphalt and narrowed the road, giving the park more green space. 

A few factors have hurt the timeline of the project, according to Brownlee. 

Rain and other unforeseen issues have pushed the completion date back a month. Now, the improvement project is expected to be completed by the end of February 2016. 

The $4 million improvement project will also add a new water supply system that will be more consistent with the water quality in the Ashley River. There will also be new gardens and more. 

The Colonial Lake Improvement Project is a joint effort between the Charleston Parks Conservancy and the City of Charleston.

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