The work-zone area between Boston's north to the main Pavilion is open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. In order to provide continual public safety for the residents and guests attending the beachfront, beach access is available at the main Pavilion and at Thomas Street designated crosswalks. The Marriott Hotel pedestrian crosswalk is closed to pedestrian traffic and access to the beach.
On street parking north of the Marriott Hotel to Thomas Street is not permitted at this time. The contractor moved their new work-zone between the Marriott Hotel north to Thomas Street and will begin construction of the flag pole area in the near future. Additionally, underground utility construction continues in this area.
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 by the Sandoway parking lot, the main Pavilion, and the Thomas Street designated crosswalk.
A third Downtown Roundabout trolley between the parking garages and the beach is available. A map of the new route is accessible on the City's website at www.mydelraybeach.com or by clicking here.
New parking meters are installed along the beachfront at the southern end of the municipal beach from Casuarina Road going north to Boston's on the Beach. While visitors have enjoyed free parking in this area for a few weeks, please note that the meters may be operational in the near future for parallel parking in this area.
Beach Promenade benches, plaques and stone memorials have been removed and safely stored. Any donor of the same should contact Isaac Kovner at 561-243-7000, ext. 4119, to discuss options for future location.
- If you have any questions concerning the use of the smart meters when parallel parking please contact Jorge Alarcon at the City of Delray Beach, (561) 243-7000, ext. 4112.
- Demolition, underground piping, and backfilling for the new showers and fountains between the Marriott Hotel and Thomas Street have started.
- The pouring of all three concrete colors for the sidewalk continues.
Parking has been restored on the southern end of the municipal beach from Casuarina Road to the beginning of the current work zone at Boston's. While these spots have been free for the past couple of weeks, smart meters have now been installed and will be operational in the next week. Parking on A1A adjacent to the municipal beach is $1.50 per hour and, in this area, cars are limited to a four-hour stay.
As construction continues on the Promenade, certain on-street parking spaces along the beach will remain unavailable. However, we will continue to make every effort to make parking alternatives accessible whenever possible. Parking in all public parking lots along the beach, including the Sandoway parking lot, will continue to be available.
For those who choose to park in public parking garages, a third trolley has been added with a new route featuring stops at the parking garages and additional stops along the beach to accommodate beach-goers.
Bicyclists will be able to use the bicycle lane, but we urge extra caution in this area. The bicycle lane on South 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. Also, a safe zone for construction 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.