Glastonbury Officials Hoping Send Riverfront Park Phase II to Bid by March

The Riverfront Park project must go out to bid by mid-March or risk postponing the completion date.


Town Manager Richard J. Johnson has said that Glastonbury is hoping that the second phase of the Riverfront Park expansion project goes out to bid by mid-March, or else risk the timetable for project completion being pushed back.

Site planner Mike Cegan, of Richter & Cegan, and project architect Ray Giollitto, of Bianco Giolitto Weston Architects, are set to attend tonight’s town council meeting to answer final questions before the project is put out to bid.

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The timeline is strict because under state codes, no construction work is allowed in the Connecticut River from April 1 through June 30, while no work is allowed along the rivers’ banks from Dec. 31 through March 1.

The Riverfront Park expansion project will give Glastonbury its first public access to the Connecticut River in the town’s history. The park is set to include a launching area for small craft and public boat launch. It also calls for construction of a two-story boathouse, a handicapped-accessible playground, ice-skating area, lighted basketball court, picnic areas, a fountain and hiking trails along the river.

The meeting is set tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the town council chambers of town hall.

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