While Spring Break crowds enjoy the beach, progress continues to complete stormwater upgrades on Phase One of Beach Walk, while construction crews are on-site and have started work for Phase Two. There are two lanes for southbound traffic on Coronado between the roundabout and Gulfview/Hamden. Those looking for beachside restaurants, shopping, and parking can turn west on 5th Street to access all of the beachside amenities. South Gulfview remains closed between Coronado and the Hyatt Aqualea construction site.
The Pier 60 parking lot will remain closed until mid-summer as Nelson Construction begins utility upgrades and re-routes the South Gulfview connection at Coronado Drive. Once this work is complete, the Pier 60 lot will reopen and work will turn to the north end of the beachside parking lot on Gulfview, which will be closed. During Spring Break, temporary lots are available on the Kiran Grand construction site at the intersection of Gulfview and Coronado.
Throughout the construction, beach businesses and hotels remain open for business, and the beach is as beautiful as ever. Clearwater and the beach will be on the national stage this weekend when the Ford Ironman 70.3 World Championship is aired on NBC, just before the Final Four.
To learn more about the project, or to get updated parking and traffic information, visit myclearwater.com/beachwalk. As always, mind the speed limits, and thank you for your patience.
The next Beach Walk Hard Hat meeting is Tuesday, April 3, 9:15 a.m., at the Hilton Hotel, 400 Mandalay Avenue. Construction officials will be on hand to answer any questions the public may have regarding the Beach Walk project.