The Smith-Columbia plant in Hopkins, South Carolina has signed with the Fluor-Lane SC joint venture to produce noise wall and posts for the Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. Port Terminal project in North Charleston, South Carolina.
The $762 million port project on the Cooper River is the only new permitted container terminal in the U.S. east of the Gulf coast and will be a major expansion for the SC Ports Authority. Charleston is currently the 9th largest port in the United States. As part of the $220 million South Carolina DOT access road portion of the project, Smith-Columbia will produce 30,000 square feet of reflective precast concrete noise wall panels and 1,600 linear feet of precast concrete posts. SCDOT worked with community leaders to develop the mitigation and enhancement plan that includes buffers, sound barriers (Smith-Columbia sound walls), green space, safety improvements and streetscaping.