Jamestown Beach

Site Improvements Access Road & Trails, Parking & Bathroom Facilities - January 2016
Scope of Work
This project consists of the installation of facility improvements to support the increased usage of the Jamestown Beach as a result of the beach restoration activities undertaken in 2011 and 2012. The improvements consist of improved access roads, increased parking facilities, handicap accessible beach access paths, gate facilities, signage, and a restroom/ concession building with associated water and sewer lines. The improvements are necessitated by the increased popularity of the beach area due to beach restoration/ nourishment activities.
  • Civil Engineering Design: Complete
  • Architectural Design: Complete
  • Construction Phase: Complete
  • Estimated Budget - $261,590*
  • Williamsburg Environmental Group/Stantec: - $81,830
  • Contract amount and percent completed - $81,805 - 99.9%
  • Guernsey-Tingle Architects - $28,255
  • Contract amount and percent completed - $28,249 - 99.8%
  • Additional services and percent complete - $60,475 - 100%
  • David Nice Builders, Inc. - $690,632
  • Contract change orders approved to date - $24,349.85**
  • Current payout and percent complete - $704,981.85 - 100%
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*Note - Original budget was based on providing a pump and haul restroom facility but during plan review process, a restroom facility served by water and sewer was required by the Health Department. The original scope of the project then increased significantly to provide a restroom facility, and water and sewer service to the site.

** To repair roads deteriorated by age, weather and construction activity, and repair a section of failed storm pipe.

  • Site plan and architectural designs complete
  • Wetlands permit obtained
  • Project bid and awarded to David Nice Builders, Inc.
  • Construction began February 4, 2015
  • Concrete slab for restroom/concession building poured March 25, 2015
  • Pier construction complete
  • Water and sewer lines installed
  • Restroom/concession building completed
  • Final Certificate of Occupancy - June 26, 2015
  • As-built drawings approved
Next Steps
  • Dedication of waterline easements to JCSA.
Project Issues
  • Weather impacts due to snow and frequent rains.
  • Delay in delivery of split face block for building.
Phase 3: Shoreline Stabilization & Restoration - July 2015
Scope of Work
This project consists of 500 linear feet of shoreline stabilization and creation of a paddle craft launch area. The work includes the removal of existing concrete rubble along much of the shoreline, the installation of an offshore stone breakwater, a stone spur, sand fill beach nourishment, the installation of wetlands plants in designated areas landward of the breakwater, and a drop off area for paddle craft. The project also involves the creation of a tidal wetlands mitigation site and stabilization of the existing eroded bank behind the shoreline. This project is the final phase of the Jamestown Beach shoreline restoration and is adjacent to the 4-H Club property.
  • Civil Engineering Design: Complete - 100% progress
  • Construction Phase: Start - February 2015
  • Estimated Budget - $375,000
  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. - $26,135
  • Contract amount and percent completed - $26,135 - 100%
  • Additional services - $3,530
  • Water’s Edge Construction - $284,891
  • Current payout and percent complete - $298,663.48 - 100%
  • Contract change orders approved - $13,772.48*

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*Caused by the need for placement of soil fill to cover unsuitable material (concrete rubble, bricks, etc.) dumped by previous owner along the shoreline that could not be removed without significant excavation of the site.


  • Final design completed
  • All wetlands permits obtained
  • Additional archaeology work completed and approved by the state
  • Construction begun February 20, 2015
  • Stone structures completed March 30, 2015
  • Slope stabilization completed April 4, 2015
  • Access road to paddle craft launch area completed April 29, 2015
  • Completed placement of sand beach nourishment May 15, 2015
  • Review as-built drawings
Project Issues
  • Weather impacts due to snow and frequent rains