Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced the six month, $6.1 million City Dock Bulkhead Replacement Project came in on time and under budget. The announcement was made during a Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony earlier this month.
“I am so grateful for the generous grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources that allowed us to accomplish the necessary work, while creating a beautiful backdrop that takes the marine industry’s needs into consideration and supports the requests of our boating population,” Mayor Pantelides said.
“Admired by boaters and sight-seers alike, City Dock lies at the heart of our state’s capital as one of the most visited recreational boating ports in the Chesapeake Bay,” Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said. “I would like to congratulate the City of Annapolis and Mayor Mike Pantelides on the completion of this outstanding project, and thank the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for providing the funding to make it possible. Our new City Dock is a true testament to a successful local, state and federal partnership in action.”
Additional mooring bitts were added to the seawall between the new mooring piles, allowing a tie-off for vessels every six feet. The completed project also features a new seating area along the seawall, a wider wooden boardwalk on the Donner lot side of Ego Alley, and the single-space parking meters are being replaced with a multi-space kiosk.
Other updates to the City Dock area include:
• Additional fire protection system for the entire bulkhead
• Utilities including water and upgraded power pedestals
• 700 linear feet of cantilevered steel sheet pile bulkhead
• Extension of existing storm drains through new bulkhead
Mayor Michael Pantelides applauded the outstanding working relationship between the Annapolis Department of Public Works crew and the project’s contractor, Cianbro, and engineering design firm, EBA Engineering.
Construction work on the bulkhead replacement project at City Dock was completed on Friday, April 8 as planned.