Docks expected to open on Sept. 25

Published: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 10:54 AM.

“It was old, dilapidated and falling down. It was a mess,” Fornes said.

Workers replaced the docks and installed with concrete reinforced bulkheads and several hundred marine-grade pilings.

The old Tiki Bar was removed from the shore and was not rebuilt.

“Everything out there is new construction,” Fornes said. “All the decking on the boardwalk is synthetic, one-inch-thick composite boards.”

More than 800 feet of new 40-foot-long steel sheet piles had to be vibrated into place with a hydraulic hammer to make up the shoreline. Each of the boat slips will have water and electricity.

“It’s a big improvement,” Fornes said. “This will be here forever.”

Adjacent to the boat docks, a new fishing pier was built where the old one was located. The gravel parking lot has been replaced with a paved one with 28 spaces, and the boat ramp has been redone with wing walls to curtail erosion.



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