Growth and Time
take a toll
on any city's infrastructure.
The City of Greer is no different, as water, sewer and gas lines beneath historic Greer Station have been buried for 75-100 years and have kept up with the City's tremendous growth, especially over the last 20 years. Replacing cracked and deteriorating pipes with modern utilities will allow the City of Greer to meet the demand of future growth in the central business district.
"This is one of those projects that we do about every 75 to 100 years and it just happens to be the time to do it," Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers said. "It is aging infrastructure and it will be a very complex project on which we are partnering with Greer CPW. We've been working with our downtown merchants for a couple of years now, advising and preparing them for this."
Utility work by Greer CPW and its contractors began in June of 2017 and is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2018 at a total cost of more than $4 million. Affected streets are Poinsett, Trade, Depot, Victoria, Randall and School.
The City of Greer will then start a major streetscape project that will include milling Trade Street down to one inch below the curb line and repaving, replacing curbing and gutters, ensuring ADA accessibility and installing all new landscaping.
Design firm Kimley-Horn of Charlotte, N.C., was a key consultant in the creation of the Greer Community Master Plan completed in 2015, That plan provides input toward the new look for Trade Street and Greer Station overall. The streetscape project is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter in 2020.