The Newport Department of Utilities, Water Pollution Control Division, engineers announced on Monday via a press release that they are finalizing the construction documents for the “installation of a tide gate structure in Storer Park on the 48 inch Bridge Street storm drain prior to the outfall into Newport Harbor”.

A public meeting is scheduled to provide an overview of the upcoming construction project before it is advertised for construction bids, according to the release.

City staff and engineers from Wright-Pierce will be available to review the project and answer any questions on Monday, June 25th at 6 pm at Storer Park on Washington Street.

The rain date for the public informational meeting is Tuesday, June 26th at 6:00 pm. Contact the Department of Utilities at 401-845-5600 for further information.

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