November 30, 2022 - UPDATE - The contractor has installed the Riverwalk lighting fixtures. The streetside fixtures are not available yet but will be installed in the near future. The electricity has not yet been connected, so the lights are not functioning yet. The garden surrounding the Torii Gate at the south end of the project has been completed. Great job by Great Works Landscaping. The gate itself is being constructed and donated and will be installed when available.
July 15, 2022 UPDATE - The contractor has completed placing pavers and has loamed the area behind Bathport.
Landscaping has been installed at the north edge of Waterfront Park.
Construction of the boardwalk walkway is well underway, including the parking lot guardrail.
Light pole installation has begun in the Guilford lot. Light fixtures will be installed when they become available.
July 8, 2022 - UPDATE - The contractor continues to make progress on the Bathport section of the project. Base paving for the paver walkway has been completed.
Gabion baskets have been installed into the riverside stone.
The boardwalk concrete footing has been constructed on top of the gabion baskets.
Carpentry work has begun on the boardwalk.
May 31, 2022 - UPDATE - Contractor has completed installation of plants and has hydroseeded the yard area. All walkway pavers have been placed. Expect final paving of parking lot and driveway areas to be done this week. Completion of the electrical services and lighting will follow delivery of these items. There are supply chain delays in getting them.
The walkway is open for strolling. However, we ask that you stay off the seeded yard area. The freshly placed loam and seed is delicate and easily damaged. Please allow the materials to set and grow.
The contractor has begun work on the Bathport portion of the project. Trees have been removed. Drainage culvert has been installed. Excavation and rough grading for paver walkway has been done. Granite curb has been installed. Excavation for boardwalk foundation has begun.
May 13, 2022 - UPDATE - Paver installation is nearing completion. Bench bases have been installed. Additional plantings have been done. Loam placement is underway. Concrete bulkhead for future pier/landing had been constructed. Electric service panel/information kiosk has been installed.
May 5, 2022 - UPDATE - Base asphalt pavement for walkways and parking lot has been installed and the surface paver installation is underway. The larger trees have been planted. The bike rack pad was constructed and the racks have been installed. Granite curb edging in the parking lot is in place. Bollards have been installed. Loam has been placed in the amphitheater area.
April 21, 2022 - UPDATE - Granite curb installation for the amphitheater has been completed. Installation of electrical conduits, junction boxes, and light bases is underway. Grading of the parking lot under the bridge and the Riverwalk path is underway and paving is expected next week. Grading of the Guilford Lot lawn area continues.
April 15, 2022 - UPDATE - The contractor has excavated near the south end of the project for the bioretention basin and installed the drainage piping and catch basin connection. Riprap has been installed along the shore of the Kennebec River. Granite has been installed for the amphitheater. Field drains have been installed. Grading of the Guilford lot area has begun.
April 4, 2022 - UPDATE - The contractor, J Pratt Construction, Inc., has begun work on the project. Excavation is underway at the south end of the project to install a new catch basin, and in the middle of the Guilford Lot area for riprap placement along the river.
Request for Proposals - Riverwalk
The City of Bath is seeking bids for construction of the first phase of the Riverwalk. The project will include construction of waterfront parks and pathways at the former Guilford Lot and the Bathport Lot and consists of constructing approximately 650 linear feet of concrete paver walkway, approximately 250 linear feet of wooden boardwalk, preparation for a future Torii Gate and plaza area, general site grading, stormwater upgrades, landscaping, site lighting, paving, pavement markings, and all other work shown on the contract drawings. Bids are due December 2, 2021.
If you are a contractor interested in bidding on the work, please follow this link to get the bid package: https://www.wright-pierce.com/project/bath-me-waterfront-parks-and-pathways/
More updates will be posted on this page as the project progresses. For questions, please call the Bath Public Works Department at 207-443-8357.