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Thousand Island Region Dock & Pavilion

Client: Village of Clayton | Location: Clayton, NY  | Completion Date: 2006-2015 | Services Provided: Architectural, Engineering (Structural & Civil), Land Surveying  

Aubertine and Currier was responsible for design, bidding, funding, construction administration, and inspection for this project located in the village's historic Frink Park. The scope of work included civil, site and structural dock design, landscaping design, and civil / electrical engineering for utilities at the site. Phase 1 was completed in 2006 which consisted of replacing the deteriorated dock structure along the St. Lawrence River and the design and construction of a new seawall, dock structure, and concrete sidewalks adjacent to the dock. The completed dock can now accept coast guard and emergency vessels, and small-to-medium cruise ships allowing for public access from the waterway.  

Phase II of the Thousand Island Regional Dock project, which was completed in spring 2012, is a continuation of the upland portion of the dock project inside the existing Frink Park site. The project consists of numerous improvements to the park including enhancing public access to and from the river. Some highlights of the pavilion include:

  • ·A new entertainment pavilion and gateway structure for public concerts, which includes built-in amphitheater and lawn seating.
  • ·Numerous landscape improvements such as covered seating areas, bench seating, terraces, and an overall landscaping plan to the existing park.
  • ·Continuation of the Village's Riverwalk sidewalk program.
  • ·Utility service to the dock including sewage off-loading capability from docked vessels, electrical power, and water service.
  • ·Secure customs port for international travelers.
  • ·Handicap access to all areas of the park including fishing access from the dock.
  • ·Farmers Market, and              
  • ·Emergency vehicle access to the dock.

All of the improvements, including public and handicap access to the river, security upgrades, utility services, emergency access, and continuation of the Riverwalk along the shore of downtown Clayton will continue to strengthen and expand tourism and business for Northern Jefferson County and beyond.    

Phase III consisted of the development of a feasibility study, conceptual design and preliminary construction cost estimations. The design took into consideration making all portions of the Riverwarlk readily accessible with direct access routes to it, developing a vacant lot into a park area featuring an accessible viewing deck and ramp down to the level of the Riverwalk, upgrade and brighten narrow and dark areas that lead to the Riverwalk, reconstruct deteriorating and unsafe concrete seawalls with more durable steel sheet piling. The conceptual design and cost estimates were used to apply for a Transportation Alternatives Program grant that was administered by the NYS Department of Transportation.

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