By Trish Rudder, The Morgan Messenger
Berkeley Springs, W.Va. — Upgrading features in Berkeley Springs State Park to save stone walls, improve water drainage and finish better sidewalks has been on the local wish list since before 2018, when the Berkeley Springs State Park Foundation began fundraising for such efforts.
After a series of delays that included budget issues, the work finally began this month — a week after the Apple Butter Festival. W.F. Delauter was awarded the bid to proceed as contractor on August 3.
Heavy equipment and excavation is taking up the central part of the park this week.
Upgrades include repairing the deteriorated mortar on both sides of the rock walls of the Warm Springs Run, said Town of Bath Streetscape committee co-chair Pete Brown, who oversees the project.