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        Delray Beach Master Plan Week of August 28, 2017

The construction of the new sidewalks continues north of the flag pole area to Beach Road. The Contractor will begin pouring the new sidewalk, east of the new knee-wall, 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.

Beach Master Plan sidewalk completeOn street parking north of the Marriott Hotel to Beach Road will not be permitted.

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. 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. 

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.

turf photoA third Downtown Roundabout trolley between the parking garages 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 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.

Upcoming Activities:       
  • Demolition, underground piping, and backfilling for the new showers and fountains between Thomas Street and Beach Road continue.
  • The pouring of all three concrete colors for the sidewalk continues.
  • Installation of the new trash receptacles, bike racks, Oolite blocks, and benches will begin next week.
  • Concrete encapsulation of the knee-wall continues.
  • Installation of the new synthetic turf by the main pavilion will be installed.
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. 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. 

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 with barriers 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. 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.

Contact information:
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.
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