Cliff Walk Repairs On Hold As Bid Is Examined

Sep 24, 2013

Repairs to the Cliff Walk in Newport destroyed by Superstorm Sandy are on hold as the Department of Transportation is examining an unusually low bid that has been submitted.

The Cliff Walk in better times, prior to Superstorm Sandy.

The bid for repairs came at 3 million dollars; about 2 million less than most of the others.

The low amount raised eyebrows, said city official Robert Power, who was worried about the quality of the work.

“My concern is that obviously I want to get the walk open, but I want to make sure that the quality of work that is done out there is really good quality work, because we’re not going to get a chance to get money again unless we have another Sandy, and hopefully we don’t have one of those," said Power.

Power said he still has high hopes that repairs to the Cliff Walk will wrap up in time for the tourist season come Spring.

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