The Port of San Diego has awarded a construction contract for the Sweetwater Bicycle Path and Promenade Project for the Chula Vista Bayfront to San Diego-based 3-D Enterprises.
At the recent meeting, the board of port commissioners selected 3-D Enterprises as the winning bidder at nearly $4.3 million and approved plans and specifications for the project.
The Sweetwater Path will wind through the future Sweetwater Park in the northern portion of the Chula Vista Bayfront, connecting the existing Bayside Park (site of the future Harbor Park) to Bay Boulevard at E Street. Ultimately, the path will create a loop connecting to the Bayshore Bikeway at the northern and southern ends of the Chula Vista Bayfront.
Construction is anticipated to begin in August. The total project cost is $5.63 million, $4.8 million of which is being funded through an Urban Greening Grant awarded to the Port by the California Natural Resources Agency.
The Sweetwater Path is a component of the port and the City of Chula Vista’s partnership to develop the 535-acre Chula Vista Bayfront project, which seeks to transform a largely vacant and underutilized industrial landscape into a thriving recreational, residential and resort destination on the Chula Vista waterfront.
The project is expected to finish construction in the spring of 2020.