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Posted on: June 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Marina Park Boat Ramp Construction Update


Marina Park Boat Ramp Construction Update:
*The ramp portion of the Marina Park Ramp & Town Dock project is now accessible; however construction and installation of the dock and ADA access path will continue over the next several weeks.*
The Town has been permitted by RIDEM, as a major funding partner, to allow public access to the ramp to launch and haul boats while the dock and ADA access elements of the project remain under construction (estimated completion in August).  There is no dock available for use currently and there may be times when the contractor will need to close the ramp briefly while the remaining portions of the project are completed.
Crews from New England Building and Bridge Company Inc. recently completed the removal of the old, damaged asphalt on the upland portion of the ramp, and installed a new asphalt surface which allows use of the new ramp.
Items still remaining to be completed on the project are:
1. Removal of the existing floating dock, pilings and aluminum gangway and installation of new timber pilings, ADA compliant floating dock and aluminum gangway.
2. Construction of a new ADA compliant pathway from the parking lot to the boat ramp.
3. Site cleanup and restoration of the park areas to the original condition.
Alternative launching locations in Point Judith Pond are the Galilee Boat Ramp (bridge restrictions), and the end of Pond Street or Gooseberry Road. Boaters should be aware that the Pond Street and Gooseberry Road public Rights of Ways do not have pavement that extends into the water beyond the end of the road surface and there is no public parking in the area. 
The boat ramp reconstruction project is funded through the Town of South Kingstown Capital Improvement Program, and by Rhode Island's share of authorized and appropriated funds from the federal Sports Fish Recreation Act managed by Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

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