NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - After nearly 40 years in the old facility, the City of North Charleston will cut the ribbon on a new $42 million public works campus.
The 38-acre complex sits just off Interstate 26.
The grand opening will be at 10 am Thursday at the new complex on Casper Padgett way, off Remount Road.
It will house public works functions, such as engineering, street and sidewalk maintenance, stormwater maintenance and utility, solid waste disposal, traffic signs and signals, landscaping, city facilities maintenance and repair, fleet maintenance and construction contract administration.
Officials from South Carolina's third-largest city will gather Thursday for the grand opening of the new complex. It provides a center for city services ranging from engineering, street and sidewalk maintenance to storm water services and landscaping, among others.
When the Charleston Naval Base closed in the mid-1990s, the city acquired off-base property where it once housed several departments. The city later acquired land from the Air Force to add to the land where the new public works campus is located.