Grove Park Canal Access Project

At its regular meeting February 21, 2020, by a vote of 5 to 1, the City of Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners approved a construction bid to begin work on the Grove Park Canal Access Dock. The project estimate is $1.35 million with the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Improvement Association (LRCIA) having already raised approximately $1,074,204 through grants and donations. “This has been a project that the city, as well as the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Improvement Association, has been working on for 10 years,” said Mayor Paul Kuhns at the time.

In January, the City received three competitive bids for the project. Thompson and Sons Contracting, Inc., from Milford, Delaware, submitted the lowest base-bid at $1,254,306. The City approved the base bid and a contingency of $100,000 for a total project cost not to exceed $1,354,306. The City committed $280,000 to move the project forward, subject to a memorandum of understanding between the City of Rehoboth Beach and the LRCIA. As the project develops, the LRCIA will continue in its fundraising efforts.

The dock was completed and opened in the spring of 2021. 

PDF icon Grove Park Canal Access and Dock Project Update June 19, 2020

PDF icon Rehoboth Dock Funding Spreadsheet

Grove Park Canal Access Updates Summary - 03 Jul 2019

Grove Park Canal Access Probable Costs (1 Base) - 02 Jul 2019

Grove Park Canal Access Probable Cost (2 Adds) - 02 Jul 2019

PDF icon Memorandum of Understanding City of Rehoboth Beach and LRCIA

PDF icon Sponsor Administered Off-Alignment Agreement between DelDOT and City of Rehoboth Beach - 03 Oct 2019

PDF icon Bid Advertisement-Grove Park Canal Access

PDF icon Bid Results-Grove Park Canal Access Project

PDF icon Final Summary GPCA Bid Award LAS - 18 Feb 2020