Phase II of Brewer’s Riverwalk project is getting closer to becoming a reality.
The Maine Department of Transportation held their second public meeting on the subject Tuesday night at Brewer City Hall.
Phase II of the riverwalk covers around 4/10 of a mile.
It will run from end of the existing path along Brewer’s waterfront up to the Penobscot Bridge.
The plan now includes a 10 x 10 foot tunnel underneath the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge.
“That’s the way we’re moving right now” said MDOT’s Patrick Adams. “It seems to be the most cost-effective, streamlined and safest way for us to go. The price works and it’s logistically something that’s feasible to do.”
Phase II comes with a $1.3M price tag.
Around 260 thousand of that comes from the city, the rest is federal funding.
The project will go out to bid late this year with a goal of being completed by the end of the summer of 2018.