Beach Walk Construction Update
provided by the City of Clearwater
Beach Walk construction is moving right along. You may notice more work along South Gulfview Boulevard in the vicinity of Fifth Street, but traffic is still flowing. Remember to be extra careful in construction zones and be aware of the 20 miles per hour posted speed limit. Pedestrians should cross the street using marked crosswalks only. A crosswalk from the west side of Coronado Drive at Britt's' Laguna Grill provides access to the beach. The beach is also accessible from Pier 60 and the parking lot there, and from the South Gulfview parking lot, several hundred feet south of Fifth Street.
The Pier 60 parking lot and temporary lots off Coronado Drive are open. Approximately 65 spaces are still available in the South Gulfview parking lot. Temporary lots are open on East Shore Drive, just north of Causeway Boulevard.
Many people have discovered the beachside promenade that is open from the lifeguard station near Pier 60, south to the Barefoot Beach House. If you haven't already done so, take a trip to the beach and join the walkers, bicyclists and others who are using the new pathway. The new sand/seatwall is a great place to do some people watching.
The Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3 comes to Clearwater on Nov. 10. If you would like more information about the event such as road and lane closures, shuttles and parking, call 562-INFO or go to the Ironman section of the city's website at www.myclearwater.com/ironman.
The next Hard Hat Meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. at Shephards Beach Resort, 619 Gulfview Blvd. The targeted date for substantially completing the Beach Walk project is before Super Bowl 2009. Visit www.myclearwater.com/beachwalk for more information or call 562-4681 if you have questions.
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