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City of Clemson Current Projects

The following City projects are underway:

  • Capital Improvement Plan
  • Hwy 133 Railroad Bridge Replacement
  • Berkeley Drive Pedestrian Bridge Project
  • Fire Substation
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
HWY 133/RAILROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT - with traffic updates

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The City of Clemson continues to work on our plans for roadway and pedestrian improvements along Berkeley Drive extending from the intersection of Frontage Road south of US 123 to the Clemson Elementary School drive opposite of Karen Drive to the north of US 123. The proposed improvements include the construction of a multiple-use path along the east side of Berkeley Drive and a new pedestrian bridge over US 123.

The City contracted with Florence and Hutcheson to perform engineering services for the project. Florence and Hutcheson has the finished design of the project and conducted several Public Information Meetings along the way. The estimated cost is $1.16M.

The project is now 35% complete. Substantial completion date is Friday, October 13, 2017.



Construction is underway on the new fire sub-station, which will be the second to be jointly operated by the City of Clemson and Clemson University. The new facility is located along Issaqueena Trail on a nine-acre site adjacent to Trinity Wesleyan Church. The sub-station will have three-bays, multiple sleep stations, a kitchen and day room, a fitness room, equipment rooms and storage areas, multiple offices and will house the new Community Room/training room, which will seat 72 people. The building will be made of masonry, hardy board, and steel materials in an effort to be structurally sound, aesthetically pleasing, and cost efficient. 

The City of Clemson is embarking on a wastewater treatment plant expansion that will increase capacity at the Cochran Road wastewater treatment facility from 1.15 MGD to 2.0 MGD. This expansion is necessary to support the unprecedented commercial growth occurring in the City at this time and to maintain compliance with SCDHEC regulations. This project includes a new headworks structure for screening and grit removal, a new influent pump station, upgrades to the existing EQ basin, converting from a biological process to membrane bio-reactor (MBR) technology, new UV disinfection, a new post aeration basin, and a new effluent pump station. The expansion will also include all necessary instrumentation and controls. The total cost of all improvements to the Cochran Road treatment plant expansion, as outlined in the preliminary engineering report is $14.8 million.

Please check here for traffic updates for the SCDOT Railroad Bridge Project:
Update March 20, 2017
SCDOT has finished the drilled shafts for the bridge and anticipates being able to remove the drilling rig the week of March 20. This will eliminate the need for daily lane closures. There will only be sporadic lane closures once the drilling rig has been removed from the project site.
Update March 1, 2017
Lane closures will continue over the next three weeks on SC 133 beginning at Lakeview Circle towards US 123 for placement of the drilled shafts.
Update December 16, 2016
Elm Street between Pickens Street and Hwy 133 will be closed 4-6 weeks due to bridge construction starting December 19. Hwy 133 traffic to and from Elm Street will be detoured via Calhoun and Pickens Streets.
Update December 01, 2016
This week, all traffic will be shifting to the Sonic side under the bridge in order to remove the bridge deck and beams. The pattern will be the same until the bridge deck and beams are removed. The only exception will be next week on Monday, December 5th, when the contractor will be working at night to remove the center pier, weather permitting. During this time the inside lanes in both directions will be closed until the pier is removed and the roadway repaired.
Update October 25, 2016
Railroad Bridge demolition is scheduled to begin tomorrow (Wednesday 10/26/16). Work will begin on the southbound (Sonic side of the road). Both southbound lanes will be shut down while this work is taking place. All traffic will be shifted to the two most eastern lanes (farthest away from Sonic)
Update October 18, 2016
Asbestos removal will continue the next couple days on the railroad bridge and should be complete by Thursday, October 20. The far right lane on Highway 133 toward Six Mile will be closed while this work takes place. Starting Thursday, October 20, there will be no closures until removal of the bridge. Bridge removal is on hold until SCDOT can acquire track time from Norfolk Southern.
Update October 06, 2016
Work on asbestos removal has stopped until October 17. There will be no lane closures until work resumes at that time.