Construction for the Birch Bay Drive Pavement Rehabilitation project started this week. Work kicked off on Monday with repairing a damaged stormwater outfall on the beach across from CJ’s Beach House. Crews spent the remainder of the week between Lora Lane and Evergreen Lane installing landscaping walls around the stormwater drainage inlets. Additional minor work at these inlets will occur next spring to complete improvements. We thank those living and traveling in the area for your patience and understanding with the southbound lane closure needed to complete this work. No work is anticipated for Friday, September 1, ahead of the holiday weekend. Additionally, there will be no road or sidewalk closures over the long weekend.
Looking ahead to next week, crews will begin sidewalk and pedestrian ramp construction and sign installation on Tuesday, September 5. Crews will be constructing sidewalks on the east side of Birch Bay Drive at Lora Lane, in front of the Worldmark Hotel, and at the Bay Center Market at the intersection of Harborview Road. Twenty-four-hour sidewalk closures and detours will be in place for the week, as well as 24-hour shoulder parking closures in front of the Worldmark. Daytime lane closures will be signed and flagged accordingly. We appreciate further patience and understanding as we make these needed improvements.
Looking beyond next week, sidewalk construction will wrap up the week of September 11 and will conclude construction work for this project in 2023. Crews will be back out in Spring 2024 to complete roadway grinding, paving, and re-striping operations, concluding all project construction. Public notices will be made ahead of this work once scheduled.
(Crews work along Birch Bay Drive, August 2023)