Park wall & bridge work to get underway, depot stormwater contract approved

by Trish Rudder

Construction work to repair crumbling retailing walls and sidewalks in Berkeley Springs State Park is set to begin on Monday, October 16.

Pete Brown, co-head of the town Streetscape Committee, said on October 3 at the Town of Bath Council meeting that the bridge design was agreed to and that work was to begin on Monday after the Apple Butter Festival. Brown learned on Monday the start date is delayed for one week.

He said the bridge has a nice railing and is aluminum, not steel.

Brown said on Monday that maintenance on the Warm Springs Run wall will be done in addition to replacing the bridge and sidewalks.

If needed, up to four parking spaces on the southwest side of Fairfax Street will be closed to allow the trucks to offload materials, Brown said.

Stormwater project at Depot

In other town projects, the Bath Town Council approved the $41,700 contract from Pentoney Brothers Contracting, LLC for the stormwater project at the Berkeley Springs Depot lot.

Through a grant awarded from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the stormwater facility will turn the eastern portion of the former rail yard into a usable community green space and will feature a dry streambed using native stones and plants similar to the rain gardens on the Congress Street Streetscape project.

At the October 3 meeting, Councilwoman Rebecca MacLeod said “we will get a really good job out of that.  MacLeod is the co-chair of the town Streetscape Committee.


Pentoney Brothers will also be moving the bricks at the Depot to get them out of the way to allow room for the plantings that are to come later in the spring, she said.