City of Charleston delays repaving of Spring and Cannon Streets until 'early spring'

One day after a contractor recommended that the repaving of Spring and Cannon Streets be delayed until March or April, the city of Charleston agreed with the assessment.

AOS specialty contractors said in a memo on Tuesday  that the city should postpone the work until temperatures are "consistently more favorable."

The city released a statement after meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the contractor's recommendation before agreeing to it.

"Based on SCDOT regulations and the recommendations of the contractor, the city will pause work on Spring and Cannon Streets until early spring, City of Charleston director of parks Jason Kronsberg said. "The contractor believes this will allow us to fully comply with SCDOT requirements while minimizing further inconvenience for our citizens."

The company began the milling process on Spring Street at King street Monday based on the 10-day weather forecast available on Jan. 24, but AOS specialty Contractors Project Manager Reed Rogers said that if the work had continued,  future degradation of the new surface that would not be covered by the warranty.

The cost of the project is $627,000.

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