Soil Testing to Close a Section of HarborWalk

Office of Communications | April 25, 2012
Soil Testing to Close a Section of HarborWalk

Soil testing will take place on Thursday and Friday this week along the HarborWalk between the JFK Library and Museum and the Harbor Point Apartments to assist in the design for the HarborWalk Improvements and Shoreline Stabilization Project. The path will be closed and users will be rerouted Friday morning from 6 to 11 a.m. Signage will be posted. The remainder of the two days, the HarborWalk will be open while an excavator and other equipment are digging soil test pits on either side of the pedestrian path.

The UMass Building Authority awarded the HarborWalk Project design to Bourne Consulting Engineering. The improvements will begin this fall or next spring along an 800-foot HarborWalk stretch on the northern side of the campus. The primary work consists of restoring and stabilizing the shoreline; replacing the gravel walkway with a permanent, hard-surfaced trail; landscaping; and upgrading lighting to improve safety. 

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