The contract to repoint all of the mortar joints on the interior of the
Bunker Hill Monument has been awarded to Palmer Federal Constructors, Inc. based in Lawrence. Crews from Palmer Federal Constructors will also relace the interior handrail on the monument.
That news was released by the National Park Service this week -- it marks the latest step in the $402,165 maintenance project that's been underway on the monument since last summer.
The project is funded through the National Park Service cyclical
maintenance program and has included the repointing of all interior
granite blocks from the sub-basement to the observation level (everything
in the stairway), the replacement of the handrail, and the painting of all
of the protective metal grills on the windows, according to the National Park press release.
Representatives from the Park Service will host a public meeting with the Charlestown Neighborhood Council on March 30 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss the next phase of the project. The interior rehabilitation work scheduled to
start in late April.