DESCRIPTION: Silver Sands State Park/Walnut Beach Boardwalk in Milford (Project Number: BI-T-595)
CONTRACTOR: LaRosa Building Group LLC
ENGINEER: BSC Group
TOTAL COST: $2.4 million (including $1 million federal funding)
The boardwalk connects the city-owned Walnut Beach to the state-owned Silver Sands State Park. The purpose of the project was to further Connecticut’s commitment to provide the public with more natural resource-based recreation by allowing more residents and visitors recreational access to Long Island Sound. The span is designed for general public use and includes ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility.
The new walkway is two-thirds of a mile in length (3,430 feet). This includes 1,000 feet at Walnut Beach and 2,430 at Silver Sands State Park. The existing Silver Sands boardwalk consisted of 600 feet, which brings the total length of the boardwalk to 4,030 feet.
The decking is made of a composite wood fiber and polyethylene mixture. It is designed to ensure longevity, strength, and low maintenance. The railings, and support structure piles, and framing are made of preservative-treated wood.
The contractor for the project was LaRosa Building Group LLC of Meriden. The engineer was BSC Group of Glastonbury. The project was administered by the state Department of Public Works.
The state Department of Public Works is responsible for the design and construction of major capital building projects (except highways and bridges) for most state agencies, leasing and acquisitions statewide, and facility management, maintenance and security of state buildings in the greater Hartford area.
Location: Milford, CT, US