Phillips Landing Boat Ramp Improvements
Promoting outdoor recreation and public support for environmental conservation, The State of Delaware, Division of Fish & Wildlife decided it was time to upgrade the existing facility, located in the Phillips Landing/Nanticoke Wildlife Area by adding another boat ramp lane and provide kayak/canoe launch capabilities. Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF), was selected to complete the renovation plans. The existing boat ramp facility was planned to be removed, expanded, and replaced.
The renovated facility includes aluminum sheeting wingwalls & jetties, concrete boarding piers extending to the floating aluminum boarding piers, a v-grooved concrete ramp slab with a concrete apron connecting to the existing parking facility. In addition, the existing adjacent smaller boat launch area was renovated, and a kayak/canoe launch was added in its place. Lastly, the parking areas were resurfaced and additional, solar-powered, security lighting was added in the boat ramp area.
DBF provided conceptual planning, topo, permitting, design development, bidding, and construction administration services, including general site visits during construction, attendance at progress meetings, clarification of contract documents, shop drawing & submittal review, change order assistance, and a substantial completion/punch list visit. This project demonstrates DBF’s longstanding relationships with state and local agencies, experience in coordination of coastal engineering projects, and a public entity project that includes a multi-lane boat ramp, wingwalls, jetty, boarding piers, a kayak launch, and parking area improvements.