The Town of Bristol regularly undertakes projects that will improve the local community. Some projects are years in the making, so the Town has taken steps to ensure the public remains informed throughout the process.
Below, the Town has provided a typical project’s different phases.
Phase I – Concept Design & Estimates
The Town determines the scope of the project, inspectors provide the Town will an initial cost to complete the project.
Phase II – Secure Funding
Bristol funds projects through grants or public financing.
Phase III – Final Design
The Town makes any necessary changes to the project.
Phase IV – Permitting
Depending on the type of project, the Town needs to secure State and Local permits.
Phase V – Procurement
The Town accepts bids from companies who will be doing the work. The lowest bid gets the contract.
Phase VI – Project Underway
The project is actively being worked on. Visible changes can be seen by the public.
Phase VII – Work Completed
The contractor has completed the work specified in the RFP.
Phase VIII – Project COMpleted
The Town of Bristol has completed all the necessary reports to the funding agencies.
To learn more about Bristol’s Active Projects, please review the summary list below.
Bristol Marina Expansion
In 2016, the residents of Bristol approved a $2 Million bond for the construction of a new marina. In early 2016, the Town of Bristol hired PARE Corporation to survey potential locations and design the final project.
Once completed, the Bristol Marina will add 79 slips to serve local residents and transient boaters.
Review the Marina Expansion project plans below.
Current Project Phase: Permitting (Phase IV)
Total Project Cost: TBD
CRMC Notice: Expand the Town Marina by 79 slips. www.crmc.ri.gov/applicationnotices/2019-11-078.pdf
CRMC Notice: Construction of a new fuel-facility.
Wood Street Neighborhood Streetscape Project
Project Overview: As part of a comprehensive downtown streetscape improvement program, the Town of Bristol is rebuilding eight (8) local streets and sidewalks including Congregational Street, St. Elizabeth Street, Roma Street, Shaws Lane, Rock Street, Ryan Avenue, Easterbrooks Avenue, and Murphy Avenue. This project is being supported by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
Current Project Phase: Project Underway (Phase VI)
Anticipated Project Completion Date: September 1, 2021
Total Project Cost: ~$1,700,000