Ahead of schedule, the dredging of Dartford Bay as phase one of the Deacon Mills Park wharf project is now finished, according to the Downtown Green Lake Renewal Project.
Starting in October, Johnston Pile Driving of Omro pumped sediment from the Dartford Bay into big black bags in Deacon Mills Park to deepen the water to a depth of around 6 feet.
The bags have been removed and the park is being graded.
Phase two of the wharf project is now in progress as Johnston Pile Driving is first repairing the existing boardwalk. The company has removed the decking and are mending the seawall.
This old boardwalk will get decking to match the new wharf.
Johnston Pile Driving plans to begin building the new wharf in the next week or so.
It will be 270 feet long and 6 feet wide, with one 8-by-8-foot handicap approach, three 6-by-10-foot approaches and seven benches.
Following that construction, riprapping of the shoreline will occur. The wharf project will be completed in the spring with a walkway on the land, lighting, native plantings and seeding of the park.
For more information, visit www.greenlakerenewal.org or the Downtown Green Lake Renewal Project’s Facebook page.