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November 2, 2013

Work set to start on central waterfront repairs

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Working between the boating seasons, the spring fish migration, and the seasonal demand for parking at the central waterfront, the contractor will begin the project soon and is obligated to complete work by mid-May 2014. SPS is a major construction firm based in Salisbury.

“A mild winter will allow the project to run smoothly,” said Geordie Vining, senior project manager for the city. “A severe winter could restrict work and require everyone to be patient as the project is finished next spring.

“We apologize for any temporary inconvenience the project may cause. There is, unfortunately, no good time to do this work given river fish habitat and the public’s use of the boardwalk, floats, and parking lots.”

City officials hope to secure additional funding to support the rest of the project – repairing the cellular bulkhead and pilings to the east of the central embayment – as a future Phase II.

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