The Cohasset project will make the Parker Avenue boat launch usable at low tide
COHASSET – A $1 million construction project to replace Cohasset’s most popular boat launch is set to begin Monday, Nov. 1.
The Parker Avenue boat ramp, which harbor master Lori Gibbons says dates back to the 1960s and is only usable at high tide, will be renovated by contractor Coastal Marine Construction. The ramp will be demolished and replaced with a longer all-tide ramp. Gibbons said the new ramp will also be steeper, making it easier to use.
The Parker Avenue facility is the only public ramp in the city. Most boats anchored, moored and moored in Cohasset during the summer are launched there, Gibbons said.
The project will cost $985,524, most of which will come from an $801,187 Seaport Economic Council grant the city received in 2021. The rest of the money will come from the Community Preservation Committee and has was approved by the voters of the municipal assembly this year.
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Coastal Marine Construction has started bringing in equipment for the project, and the Harbor Master has asked boaters to remove all boats from the dock by Thursday October 20. Boaters can access the boat ramp until October 30, but after that it will be closed. to the public as heavy equipment is brought in and construction begins.
The work should be completed by March 1, 2023.
The Seaport Economic Council promotes economic development and infrastructure in Massachusetts’ 78 coastal communities through its capital grants program. Since its relaunch in 2015, it has invested $40 million in various projects, according to its website.
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