On December 20, 2018 a storm caused severe erosion to portions of Birch Bay Drive. The wind-driven tidal surge washed across Birch Bay Drive, ripping up asphalt and damaging several oceanfront homes and businesses.
One lane is open northbound on Birch Bay Drive from Harborview Rd To Shintaffer Rd. The southbound lane is closed to traffic until the roadway is repaired.
County Public Works crews will be removing the damaged pavement, repairing the existing rock seawall and berm, placing gravel and repairing signage.
Permanent repair of the roadway is dependent upon the schedule for construction of a planned beach restoration berm/pedestrian project. If construction can begin in Fall/Winter 2019 then repairs will occur as part of this work. If construction cannot be started by this time, then a temporary road repair will be implemented during the Spring/Summer of 2019.