Birch Bay Drive & Pedestrian Facility Project

Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project Updates

Status – January 24, 2020

Project Summary

The project purpose is to restore the natural shoreline, protect the roadway from storm damage, and support pedestrian safety with a separated berm that runs from the mouth of Terrell Creek (Lora Lane) to Cedar Avenue approximately 1.58 miles in length along the beach. The project will be constructed over two seasons concluding in April 2021.

Project Details

Status: Construction began December 9, 2019 and will continue through March 2020 for this first project season. Project will be on hiatus until September 2020.

Contract Awarded: Yes

Contract Amount: $8,724,841.00

Contractor: Granite Construction, Inc.

Construction Schedule:  

(1/27-1/31) work is scheduled from 7p to 5a.

Importing of berm gravel will continue from Beachcomber Drive to just north of the Bay Breeze restaurant. The Contractor will begin excavation for manholes at the following locations.

  • Near Evergreen Lane; 
  • Immediately south of the Bay Breeze restaurant; 
  • 200 feet north of the Bay Breeze restaurant. 
This work will be occurring in the waterward shoulder of Birch Bay Drive.

(2/3-2/6) work is scheduled from 4p to 2a.

The Contractor will begin excavation for storm drain out falls extending out on the beach beginning at the manhole locations described above. This work will be occurring mainly in the waterward shoulder of Birch Bay Drive and the beach.

All work is subject to change due to the cycles of the low tides, and as such, the schedule is subject to frequently change. 

Traffic Impacts:  Traffic impacts for the week of January 27th are likely to include some shoulder closures. Wait times for lane closures should be less than 5 minutes.

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