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Thu, Mar 10


Low Battery Sea Wall Meeting Point

Hard Hat Tour - Low Battery Restoration

Attend a tour for an up-close look at the rehabilitation of the Low Battery Seawall and raising of the wall to approximately the same elevation as the High Battery Seawall and address sea level rise and nuisance flooding.

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Hard Hat Tour - Low Battery Restoration
Hard Hat Tour - Low Battery Restoration

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2022, 4:00 PM

Low Battery Sea Wall Meeting Point, 196 Tradd Street, Charleston SC

About the Event

The Low Battery was constructed as part of a large land reclamation project undertaken in two phases: The first section (1909 to 1911) extended from Tradd Street to King Street. The second phase (1917 to 1919) extended from King Street to the "Turn" at the intersection with East Battery Street. 

The concrete wall of the Low Battery was constructed on a timber deck supported by timber pilings. The seaward face of the Low Battery is skirted with concrete panels attached to timber sheeting and batter piles. The repair of the "Turn" is the first phase of the overall seawall repair project and has been completed. Construction for the seawall began in the first week of December 2019. 

PPE Required. Please bring a safety vest and hard hat. There will be a few safety vests available for those who do not have one. Sponsored by New South Construction Supply.


Some project quick facts:

  • New outfall added at Ashley Blvd and increased the Tradd St. outfall from 12" pipe to 36" pipe
  • Replace all water & sewer lines
  • 850' of road rebuilt including curb and sidewalk
  • 1,102' of storm drain installed
  • 850' of seawall rebuilt and raised 2'
  • ADA compliant ramps added
  • 47 palm trees replanted

About Laura E. Boisclair...

Originally from Rhode Island, Ms. Boisclair attended Villanova University, "Go Wild Cats!", and graduated with her B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2014.  She accepted a position with Conti Enterprises, and worked as a field engineer, project engineer, and eventually project manager on various projects across the Carolinas until 2020.  It was then that Ms. Boisclair accepted a position with Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson Inc. as the construction project manager on the Low Battery Reconstruction project.

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