Birch Bay Drive & Pedestrian Facility Project

Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project Updates

Status – January 21, 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:  

(1/20-1/24) work is scheduled from 4p to 2a. 

Importing of berm gravel will continue between Lora Lane and the Bay Breeze Restaurant.

(1/27-1/31) work is scheduled from 9p to 7a.

Importing of berm gravel will continue and the contractor will begin excavation for manhole near Evergreen Lane and immediately adjacent to the Bay Breeze restaurant. This work will be occurring in the waterward shoulder of Birch Bay Drive.

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 19th are likely to be some shoulder closures. Wait times for lane closures should be less than 5 minutes.

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