Riverwalk repairs behind Coastline Inn continue

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The City of Wilmington’s work to repair a section of Riverwalk behind the Best Western Coastline Inn continues.

The $662,000 project is replacing more than 5,000 feet of Riverwalk and includes installation of a new steel sheet pile bulkhead, timber piles, timber decking and amenities such as decorative handrails, gooseneck lights, seating, trash cans and banner poles.

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The city says the contractor is currently driving steel sheet piles that will create a structural retaining wall and prevent soil loss along the riverbank.

The repairs for this decades old portion of the Riverwalk were anticipated and funding is included in the city’s 5-year infrastructure improvement plan. The work is on schedule and the Riverwalk is expected to be reopened in the fall.