Delray Beach Master Plan Week of October 30, 2017

The construction of the new sidewalks is completed to north end of the project limits. The contractor repaired areas of the new sidewalk north and south of the Main Pavilion.  The concrete kneewall painting will be finished this week. The construction of both gazebos has begun and are scheduled to be completed this week.

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 the Marriott Hotel designated cross walk.

On-street parking north of the Marriott Hotel is permitted (outside construction zone). The new smart parking meters will be installed and active starting the first week of November (north of the main pavilion).

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. 

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 and are operational. 

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.

Beach Promenade benches, plaques and stone memorials have been removed and are safely stored. Any donor of the same should contact Isaac Kovner at 561-243-7000, ext. 4119, to discuss options for future location.

Upcoming Events:

  • The sealing of the concrete colors for the sidewalk will begin as well as the grouting between the colored concrete colors.
  • Installation of the new trash receptacles, fountains, showers, bike racks, Oolite blocks, and benches are being installed.
  • Painting the new knee-wall will begin this week.
  • Landscaping, sodding, grading, and final irrigation has started on the north and south limit.

Parking:

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. Smart meters have now been installed and are operational.

As construction continues on the Promenade, certain on-street parking spaces along the beach will remain unavailable to accommodate the construction. 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. 

Bicycle lanes:

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 to protect the general public from the construction activities. 

Worksite Safety:

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. 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.

 

Contact information:

If you have any questions concerning parking during construction and the use of the smart meters please contact Jorge Alarcon, (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.