The City of New London Public Works Committee received cost estimates for repair of the downtown river wall at their Feb. 2 meeting.
The major structural repairs and additional upgrade estimates totaled just over $730,000.
In a preliminary discussion Monday, the committee felt it would not pursue a 700 foot pedestrian railing and decorative formliner totaling an additional $337,880.
City Administrator Kent Hager recommended first pursuing the necessary repairs, and omitting the later of the two decorative measures.
Hager recommended doing the repairs all at once, rather than separating out different parts of the project. “I think we’ve waited a little too long already,” said Hager.
The last extensive repair to the wall occurred in 1982.
The majority of the original wall remains from when it was built in the 1920s.
The committee will have a month to review the 36-page packet on the river wall rehabilitation study before having a chance to sit down with a representative from MSA Professional Services to ask questions, and discuss the listed repair items.