Town Council has approved work for Phase 1 thru 3 of improvements to the town harbor.
Phase 1 of inner harbor improvements is located in front of the Harbormaster’s office, which serves primarily as the fuel dock.
Phases 2 and 3 are on the north and east sides of the inner harbor and are where for commercial waterman offload of seafood catch and side to docking.
The work in these areas consists primarily of replacing the existing deteriorated wood boardwalk with a 10’ wide concrete sidewalk. The design has been finalized and the Scope of Work and Specifications are ready to be advertised.
Additional work for these phases includes:
A. Replacement of broken electric & water pedestals. These will be replaced with several weatherproof 30/50 amp breakers/receptacles, LED explosion proof light fixtures, and water spigots mounted on the inboard side of the pilings. These are all standard components. Installation, wiring, and plumbing will be bid out to local electricians and plumbers via separate IFBs. Existing electric and water supply will be utilized. PVC conduit for the wiring and piping will be laid by harbor staff before the installation of the concrete sidewalk. This dockside lighting and water supply design was chosen as a more survivable option in the commercial areas.
B. New area lighting. These will be the same style light poles and luminaries used for Phases 1-3 of the community trail and on Mason Ave. Manufacturer cut sheets and specifications are available from these projects and will be utilized on an “or equal” basis in a separate IFB. Specifications include LED light sources and Dark Sky Compliant fixtures. The installation will be bid out to local electricians, as was done for the additional lights in Central Park and new lights on Mason Avenue. Existing electric supply will be utilized. These will be combined in an IFB with the lights to be installed between the bathhouse and Shanty for the economy of scale.
C. New benches. These will be the same style bought by CCMS for Strawberry Street Plaza. They are available from multiple vendors. Assembly will be done by Harbor/Public Works staff. Phases 1 – 3 of the walkway are in the worst condition and should be completed before the spring crabbing season; estimated at $195K.