Delray Beach Master Plan Week of May 8, 2017
Construction continues at the south end of the Beach between Casuarina Road and the Sandoway Parking Lot. Folks will notice that the sidewalk has been closed with temporary construction fencing. We are asking people to be careful when accessing the beach. The general contractor nearly completed the removal of the existing sidewalk and sod, so it is important that anyone trying to get to the beach only use the identified access points, which provide safe entry. These safe entry points are located at Casuarina Road and at the Sandoway Parking Lot.
Leveling the ground to the height of the new sidewalk has started at the southern boundary of the project.
New drone technology is being used to videotape project construction from a bird's eye view. The drone will be used once per month to show construction progress. Aerial views of the beach construction in progress is planned for posting on the City of Delray Beach website in the near future.
Due to limited parking at the beach, a third Downtown Roundabout trolley between the parking garages and the beach is accessible. Click here for a map of the new route.
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.
- Underground piping for the brand new modern showers will begin this week at the south end of the beach.
- Removal of the remaining existing sidewalk, grass and topsoil will be completed this week on the south end of the beach.
- Braces are being constructed to form the shape of the new knee-wall construction on the north end of the beach. The braces will be stored on site until all have been built and are ready to be put into place.
- Concrete mock-ups of the future sidewalk are tentatively scheduled to be ready for review and approval the week of May 8.
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. 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 Ocean Boulevard will be narrowed with barriers to protect the general public from the construction activities.
Work site 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. 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.
The City apologizes for any inconvenience the construction may impose. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Stay informed with up-to-date information by visiting the city website: www.mydelraybeach.com