Okatie, SC —Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, through its contractor DM Enterprises, will begin the removal of the rails an d railroad ties associated with the Port Royal Railroad Right of Way (RR ROW) owned by BJWSA. The RR ROW runs from Port Royal to Yemassee, and DM’s crews are scheduled to be gin work the last full week of August. The project will take about one year to complete.

BJWSA purchased this dormant right-of-way last year in order to better prot ect its existing utility pipe lines, improve service deliv ery, and efficiently plan for the future. In order to recoup the cost of the purchase, DM will purchase the removed materials from BJWSA.

The Authority is cooperating with local government entities to determine future public uses of the right-of-way