Town of Palm Beach News Release:
During the week of January 12, 2015, work began on the Mid-Town Beach Renourishment and the Reaches 7 and 8 Beach and Dune Truck Haul Projects.
The Town’s dredging contractor for the 2.8-mile long Mid-Town project is Weeks Marine, Inc. The beach placement efforts began near Sunset Avenue and have been progressing to the north. The beaches from Sunset Avenue to approximately Miraflores Drive will be renourished first before the operation moves from Sunset Avenue to the south, which is scheduled to begin in February 2015. Periodic beach closures are anticipated in the active sand placement areas. All construction activities are currently being performed from the beach and there is no traffic concerns related to this project at this time. The dredging operation will occur 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, inclusive of holidays.
The Town’s truck haul contractor for the Reaches 7 and 8 project is Rio-Bak Corporation. This project involves sand removal from Mid-Town beach to be transported to Phipps Ocean Park (Reach 7) and south of the Lake Worth pier (Reach 8) along South Ocean Boulevard. Vehicles traveling on South Ocean Blvd. in the Mid-Town beach area are encouraged to use caution and obey all traffic signage and flaggers. Work on this project is performed Monday through Saturday, from 7:00am to 6:00pm, and is expected to be completed during the month of April 2015.
The Town has received comments of concern regarding the quality of the sand that has been placed on the Mid-Town project thus far. The Engineer-of-Record for the Mid-Town project, Applied Technology & Management, Inc. (ATM), has provided clarifications related to these concerns. Click on the link below for a full copy of ATM's report.
Periodic progress updates for the various Town sand placement efforts in 2015, including photographs and captions, will be provided in the Coastal Protection section on the Town’s website. You may sign up to receive these updates by email by clicking here to register your email address. You may also go to the Town’s website, townofpalmbeach.com, and click on the "Stay Informed" bottom on the left side of the home page and sign up for coastal protection information.
Project related questions and/or comments can be directed to Mike Jenkins, Applied Technology & Management, Inc., at (561) 659-0041. The Town’s Coastal Coordinator, Robert Weber, can be reached at (561) 838-5440.
After delay, sand pumping onto Midtown Beach