Sea wall replacement underway behind Wareham Fire Department

Jul 18, 2022

Have you seen the big pit behind the Wareham Fire Department recently?

Come September’s end, residents will find a new sea wall wrapping around the fire department’s property, assistant chief Patrick Haskell said.

“The wall actually surrounds the whole entire station property,” he said.

Passersby have found the section of Merchants Way directly behind the fire department closed occasionally over the past week or so. Those walking past will see a deep construction pit where part of the sea wall will be built, just where the old sea wall was before.

Chief John Kelley said the old sea wall was deteriorating, and the new one will be one continuous height along the department’s back end.

The project has been nearly two years in the making, and Kelley said construction will be done by September as per the department’s contract with G.A.F. Engineering.