Here's what Padanaram Causeway construction looks like right now

Oct 4, 2016

Select Board members, along with Department of Public Works Director David Hickox and Dartmouth Police Chief Robert Szala, got to see firsthand how construction on the Padanaram Causeway is progressing on October 3.

A guided tour was held prior to the Select Board's evening meeting, with four officials from the project providing the board with a brief overview of the $8.2 million project to rebuild stone walls and railings, improve drainage, and add two small culverts as it stands today.

Special attention was paid to the Smith Neck Road portion of the project due to an issue that construction crews encountered when excavating the existing wall separating the road from the water. Workers discovered protruding stone, which required a redesign of the project's plans, as metal rebar was intended to be placed where the rocks were found. Officials are currently waiting on the completion of those plans before construction continues on that section.

Hickox added that while the Smith Neck Road portion was affected by that problem, crews continue to work on the causeway itself in the meantime.