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Town of Hope Mills shares update on development of Heritage Park

By Staff Report, posted 5 days ago
Photos provided by the Town of Hope Mills

The Hope Mills Heritage Park Phase 1 Project consists of the preservation of the historic old mill flume and the conversion of the flume to a stormwater control measure that will treat the new impervious surfaces constructed in the park. 

Other Park amenities include the construction of a new driveway, restroom, parking lot, event lawn and the preservation and placement of the floodgates as shade canopies over benches. The project also incorporates an interpretive element that will explain the history of the Town, the mill and how the flume has been repurposed to treat stormwater and protect Little Rock Creek.

K & C Contractors, Inc. has completed rough and fine grading in preparation for concrete paving, and vertical construction. Over the past 30 days of construction, the following milestones have been reached: 

  • Staking for structures including the seat walls, restroom building, sidewalks and concrete pads have been completed.
  • Taps for the sanitary sewer and waterline installation have been completed and inspected by PWC.
  • Structural work and welding to reinforce the floodgate canopy structures have been completed and approved by the structural engineer; the structural support and footings have been redesigned by the structural engineer to support 15,100 lbs. 
  • The rough ins for the electrical work have been completed and approved by the Town of Hope Mills Inspections Department. 
  • The interior of the flume structure has been cleaned and prepped for the installation of the weir walls and infiltration drainage system. 

Currently, the contractor is installing the framework for sidewalks, concrete paving, footing and the weir walls. Construction activities planned for the next 30 days include the following: 

  • Installation of rebar and pouring of all concrete footings.
  • Install concrete weir wall and pier framework, pier rebar and anchor bolts.
  • Pour concrete walls, piers, install aggregate base for sidewalks and concrete pads.
  • Begin vertical construction on the restroom building, and rough-in of utilities.
  • Begin masonry work on the seat walls, and install precast caps.

Find more community updates and additional photos of the project’s progress on the Town of Hope Mills website

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