Westra Construction continues to wrap up work on Phase I of Beach Walk. Work on Third Street is now complete, but they will still need to make the seawall penetration with the storm pipe. Workers have now moved to Fifth Street. While milling work is being done on the north side of Gulfview Boulevard, there is still one lane of traffic open in each direction.
Phase II work by Nelson Construction is underway with workers centered in the now closed Pier 60 parking lot. South Gulfview Boulevard is completely closed starting at the intersection with Coronado Drive and going south to just past the Hyatt property. Nelson workers expect to finish their work in the Pier 60 parking lot by Memorial Day Weekend.
Nelson will need to close the northmost section of the NGV parking area soon beginning at the north edge of new Second Street and continuing into the area they already have closed At that time, the Pier 60 parking lot will reopen with a new approach into it. The work will then begin to realign South Gulfview Boulevard.
Drivers who wish to access businesses and the parking lot on South Gulfview Boulevard should take Coronado Drive to Fifth Street and go west. South Gulfview Boulevard is open to local traffic only.
The next Hard Hat Meeting is 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, at the Gulfview Resort, 521 South Gulfview Boulevard. The targeted completion date for the Beach Walk project is before Super Bowl 2009. Visit www.myclearwater.com/beachwalk for more information.