Traffic is flowing on the west side of Coronado Drive, and the east side is the scene of increased activity. Third Street is closed at Coronado Drive but open at Hamden Drive. Drivers should remember that this is a construction zone and the speed limit is 20 miles per hour. There is no parking on the east side of Coronado Drive. Westra Construction, the Phase I contractor, is hard at work to make sure all curbing and asphalt on Coronado Drive will be in by March 1. The City is currently constructing a driveway at First Street on the west side of Coronado Drive to provide access to the temporary parking lot that is located between First Street and Gulfview Boulevard.
Celebrate the completion of Coronado Drive and the start of the remaining phases of Beach Walk on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. at Pier 60 Park. View a large sand sculpture. Attend the brief ceremony. Take a free ride on the Jolley Trolley through the Beach Walk construction area. The next Hard Hat Meeting is Tuesday, March 6, 9:15 a.m. at Shephard's Resort on South Gulfview Boulevard.
The options presented for the MOT (maintenance of traffic) for Phase II of the project are under review and have not been finalized yet. Phase II will take approximately 12 months and involves construction of the north end of Beach Walk, relocating Gulfview Boulevard through the existing parking area, and constructing wide promenades on both east and west sides of the new road.
New aerial photos taken in December and January have been posted on the web site. Visit www.myclearwater.com/beachwalk for more information and to see the photos.
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