Delray Beach Master Plan Week of June 19, 2017
We're continuing to make progress on the Beach Master Plan. The contractor continues to pour all three color concrete concepts between Casuarina Road and the Sandoway Parking Lot. Folks can now see all three finished color patterns for the new sidewalk with the exposed aggregate concept. Underground utility construction continues at the south end of the beach near Boston's Sand Bar. The contractor started the installation of the new showers and fountains at the south end of the beach.
The general contractor removed the existing sidewalk, so it is very important that folks accessing the beach only use the identified access points, which provide safe entry. These safe entry points are currently located near South Lifeguard Tower No. 5, the Sandoway Parking Lot, and Boston's Sand Bar. Due to limited parking at the beach, a third Downtown Roundabout trolley between the parking garage and the beach is available. A map of the new route is accessible here.
Beach Promenade benches, plaques and stone memorials have been removed and safely stored. Any donor of these items should contact Isaac Kovner at 561-243-7000, ext. 4119, to discuss options for future location.
- Underground piping for the new showers and fountains between Sandoway Lot and Boston's Sand Bar continues to be installed.
- Backfilling and compaction of the trench for the underground piping between Sandoway Lot and Boston's Sand Bar continues.
- Concrete forms for the new sidewalk, north of Lifeguard Tower #5, continue to be installed.
- The pouring of all three concrete colors for the sidewalk continues.
- Sandblasting of the existing knee-wall continues.
- The City & Contractor are planning for the July 4th holiday to allow pedestrians full access to the beachfront through open and protected walkways.
As construction continues on the Promenade, certain on-street parking spaces along the beach will remain unavailable. However, we will make every effort to make parking alternatives accessible whenever possible. Parking in all public parking lots along the beach, including the Sandoway Lot, will continue to be available.
Bicyclists will be able to use the bicycle lane, but we urge extra caution in this area. The bicycle lane on Ocean Boulevard will be narrowed with barriers to protect the general public from the construction activities.
The contractor has secured the Beach Promenade area on the north end of the Beach to create two safe zones - one for protected sidewalk and beach access for the public and one for protection of the construction site. Directional and informational signage is present. A safe zone for construction also is established on the south end of the Beach. Utility structures, irrigation, electrical and existing trees are protected from construction activities.
Public notifications concerning sidewalk closures are posted. The contractor is working with the public on providing safe entry to the beach through designated areas within the construction zone.
For questions concerning parking during construction, please contact Jorge Alarcon at (561) 243-7000 ext. 4112.
For the trolley service, please contact Xavier Falconi at (561) 243-7000 ext. 4113.
For general questions concerning the construction, please contact Isaac Kovner at (561) 243-7000 ext. 4119.
Stay informed with weekly up-to-date information by visiting our website (www.mydelraybeach.com) and information boards.
The City apologizes for any inconvenience the construction may impose. We thank you for your patience and understanding.