DURATION: February 2020 – December 2020 (anticipated)
RIVERBANK LOCATION: Three locations within North Park
RIVERBANK LENGTH: 1,950 feet
ESTIMATED MERCURY INPUT FROM ERODING BANKS: 30.5%
The work at North Park is the largest single project to date and includes design elements that increase the usable park area, improve river access, and provide Greenway connectivity. Grass and low shrubs will be planted on the remediated riverbanks to allow people to see the South River from the park, and wooden steps and a metal kayak slide rail will be installed to the river footpath. Throughout the work, the team will work with the City of Waynesboro Parks and Recreation Department to minimize disruption within the park. In April 2020, Waynesboro Mayor Terry Short highlighted the work underway and posted drone footage to his Facebook page. Click here to watch. The video includes a birds-eye view of the North Park remediation construction site and then takes us across 2nd Street bridge to the City Shops (left riverbank) and Allied Ready Mix (right riverbank) bank restoration projects.