Bacons Bridge widening provokes outrage
A property owner along Bacons Bridge Road says workers on the road-widening project aren’t taking proper care and the work has caused flooding problems on his property.
Gerhard Jung said he’s owned his property at 1246 Bacons Bridge Road since 1984 and has never had a problem with flooding.
In the last rain, however, since crews took out the large oaks along the front of the property, his parking lot flooded, he said.
The crews that removed the trees left the ground disturbed, and the truck driver crushed the end of a pipe where it emerged into the ditch, he said.
Donnie Dukes, senior vice president at Davis & Floyd, the firm overseeing all Dorchester County Sales Tax Transportation Authority, said he would look into the complaints.
Construction can cause water to go where it shouldn’t, but all sediment should be contained within the project area during construction, and drainage should be improved at the end of the project, he said.
Jung also questioned SCE&G’s priorities. He said the utility replaced some power poles along the road just a year or two ago, even though the widening was being planned.
Those poles will need to be moved again, he said.
“Totally ludicrous waste of bill payers’, taxpayers’ money,” he said.