FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 29, 2023
Bart Bartkowiak, Director of Public Works
[email protected] | Phone: 409-880-3752
You’re Invited: Riverfront Park Groundbreaking Ceremony
After sustaining significant damage from Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the long-awaited restoration of Riverfront Park is beginning. The contract was awarded to Callan Marine, Ltd. in January 2023, and they were given notice to proceed with the project on March 6, 2023. With 550 calendar days allocated, the project has a tentative completion date of September 6, 2024.
Callan officially relocated to the site this week, along with materials procurement. Demolition of landside items, along with marine items, will take place roughly April to May, while dredging and excavation are scheduled for May to September. Installation of the steel bulkhead will begin in September when the work will be most visually noticeable. You can see a video of the 3D rendering for the bank stabilization project that Lanier and Associates, Consulting Engineers, created here.
“We’re extremely excited to be kicking off the riverfront project,” said Bart Bartkowiak, Public Works Director. “That area is a major part of the City’s footprint and history, and we can’t wait for the park to reopen to citizens.”
A groundbreaking ceremony, open to the public, will be held on April 11, 2023, at 1:30 pm at the Riverfront Park Pavilion. If you plan on attending, it’s recommended to park at City Hall.
About the City of Beaumont: Beaumont, incorporated in 1838, is a coastal city in Southeast Texas 90 miles east of Houston and 60 miles west of Louisiana. The City is home to more than 115,000 residents and is the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas. The City's economic success started with the discovery of oil more than a century ago. Now entering a new Golden Era of the Golden Triangle, it is strategically positioned for unlimited growth and potential.
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