Partial Closure of Riverwalk Due to Construction

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Plantings on the Riverwalk related to the riverbank stabilization project.
Plantings on the Riverwalk related to the riverbank stabilization project.

The Jamestown Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department announces that starting Wednesday, July 15th, part of the Riverwalk with be temporarily closed for construction work. The closure will affect both the north and south sides of the Riverwalk from North Main Street to Panzarella island.

Public Works Director Jeff Lehman stated, “There are a number of improvements that will be taking place at the same time that will require the path be shut down for safety reasons. One is the Warner Dam Rehabilitation project by the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation. The DEC will be making improvements to the dam over the next several months. We also have the Riverwalk Green Infrastructure & Water Quality Improvements project ongoing. The contractor will be repaving a path on Panzarella Island, which will require us to close off access to that park. In addition, the plantings associated with the riverbank stabilization project will be taking place.”

The Warner Dam Rehabilitation project will be ongoing through spring of 2021. The Riverwalk Green Infrastructure & Water Quality Improvements project is expected to be finished by the end of August.

Access to other parts of the Riverwalk east of North Main Street remain open as well as the sections west of the Board of Public Utilities.

For more information, contact the Department of Public Works at (716) 483-7545.