(May 15, 2017) Construction continues at the south end of the beach between Casuarina Road and the Sandoway Parking Lot. Folks will notice that the sidewalk remains closed with temporary construction fencing. We are continuing to ask people to be careful when accessing the beach.
The general contractor completed the removal of the existing sidewalk except for the area trucking off the debris, so it is very important that folks trying to get to the beach only use the identified access points, which provide safe entry. These safe entry points are located at Casuarina Rd. and at the Sandoway Parking Lot.
Utility trenching has started at the southern boundary of the project for electric, plumbing, and irrigation.
New glass encased message boards are located at the northern and southern boundaries, as well as Atlantic Avenue have been installed which will inform the public (weekly) of upcoming construction events for the project.
Due to limited parking at the beach, a third Downtown Roundabout trolley between the parking garages and the beach is accessible. Click here to view a map of the new route or visit www.mydelraybeach.com.
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 continues at the south end of the beach.
- Backfilling and compaction of the trench for the underground piping will follow.
- Forms for the new concrete sidewalk will be built on the newly compacted soil.
- Concrete mock-ups of the future sidewalk are completed and the final choices have been selected.
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.
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 our website: www.mydelraybeach.com