Oyster Factory Park Project Underway

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The process has begun for Bluffton residents to have a courtesy dock, a two-lane boat ramp, new accessible sidewalks and expanded parking spaces at the Oyster Factory Park by summer. The town of Bluffton contracted with Hilton Head Island-based Nix Construction and Ridgeland-based JS Construction Services to manage the estimated $879,000 project.

The project involves replacing the existing boat ramp with a two-lane concrete boat ramp, building a courtesy boat dock, installing accessible sidewalks, constructing a wooden walkway, and extending the parking capacity for cars and boat trailers. The two-lane boat ramp will allow people to launch or retrieve two boats at a time, increasing boat capacity at the park. The courtesy dock will enable boaters to temporarily tie down their boats as they either park or retrieve their vehicles. The project will also include installation of sidewalks from the parking lot to the top of the bluff and the installation of a wooden walkway from the bluff to the dock.