Active Projects

The Town of Bristol has several on-going projects. To learn more about a specific project, please contact Town Hall at 401-253-7000.

Downtown Harbor Boardwalk


The Downtown Harbor Boardwalk will connect Rockwell Park with the State Street dock, completing the missing link in the Bristol Boardwalk. The boardwalk will begin at the Bristol Maritime Center and end at Independence Park.

The Town of Bristol received a grant of $325,000 from Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to support the project.

The Town of Bristol has awarded the bid, and construction for the project will begin shortly.

Phase 5

Tanyard Brook Culvert Replace Phase II

The Tanyard Brook Culvert Replacement project began in 2002 when the Town commissioned a Watershed Study.  Phase 1 of the Culvert replacement was completed and the Town is now in the process of planning for the construction of Phase 2 which is expected to begin in June 2018.

RI Department of Environmental Management approved Phase 2 in February 2017 after reviewing the Water Quality Certification Program Application Engineering Report, prepared by BETA  Engineering.

In February 2018, the Town of Bristol received a grant of $1,799,078 from the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief Fund to support the project.

Review the Phase II project plans.

Review the Phase I project summary.

Read the 2002 Watershed Study.


Phase 4

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 over 70 slips to serve local residents and transient boaters.

The final design for the project is expected to be completed by Fall 2018.

Review the Marina Expansion project plans.
Phase 2

Bristol Maritime Center Renovations


In January 2018, the Town of Bristol received a $150,000 grant from the RI Historic Preservation & Heritage Commission to use toward making the final exterior structural improvement to the Bristol Maritime Center.

The Town of Bristol is actively working with the project engineer for the final design.


Phase 2

Wayfinding Program


Town-wide wayfinding will include signage to direct visitors to points of interest and parking.

The Town of Bristol received a grant of $80,000 from Commerce RI in 2016 to support the Town's efforts.

In February 2018, the Town of Bristol went out to bid for the Wayfinding project.

The Town of Bristol awarded the bid and obtained the necessary permits. Construction is scheduled to begin in June 2018.
Phase 5

Wood Street Streetscape


The Town of Bristol received a grant of $42,855 from Commerce RI to improve the Wood Street Neighborhood.

The streetscape project includes the addition of bike racks, painted lamp post, decorative medallions, trash cans and recycling bins.

The Town of Bristol is working with SteelYard to design and fabricate the custom streetscape pieces.
Phase 4

Legion Square / "Loafers Corner"


The Town of Bristol received a grant of $23,440 from Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to improve the landscape/streetscape of Loafers Corner.

In 2017, the Town of Bristol went out to bid for the project. Da Ponte's Landscaping Services Inc. was awarded the contract for service.

Work is expected to begin in early summer 2018.
Phase 6

Prudence Island Ferry Dock Repair


The Town of Bristol commissioned PARE Corporation to prepare engineering design plans to repair the north and south wall of the Prudence Island Ferry Dock.

In April 2018, the Town of Bristol secured a federal grant of approximately $1.2 Million from the Federal Transit Administration to repair the dock.

The Town of Bristol will be going out to bid for the project, and work is scheduled to begin in Fall 2018.
Phase 2

On-Site Solar Project

In Fall 2016, the Town of Bristol partnered with the Town of Barrington to request bids for a Public/Private Partnership for On-Site Solar. These projects will provide the Town of Bristol the opportunity to increase energy efficiency and decrease energy costs through the use of renewable energy sources on municipal properties.

The RFP bidding process has concluded, and the Town of Bristol is currently finalizing proposal details.

Phase 1