The first section of the concrete boardwalk is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day so there isn’t that much time left. For the past few weeks, there has been a big increase in the number of employees, heavy machinery and construction activity around the Phase 1 boardwalk area which stretches from Beach 86 to Beach 97.
Compared to the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Reconstruction March report, the following have been tagged as substantially complete:
-installation of boardwalk pile caps (Phase 2)
-driving of boardwalk pipe piles and h-piles (Phase 4B)
-installation of sand retaining wall (Phase 2 & Phase 4B)
-installation of sand fence and beach grass planting (Phase 5)
The following are now tagged as ongoing:
-installation of railings and furnishing (Phase 2)
-installation of sand retaining wall (Phase 4A)
Here’s what to expect in April according to NYC Parks:
Phase 1 (B86-B97)
Installation of pre-cast concrete pile caps and planks for beach access structures will be complete in early April. Delivery and placement of finished boardwalk concrete planks will be completed in April, while grouting of planks will commence. Railing installation and site work will continue. To establish the dune, sand fence installation and beach grass planting will commence where it does not interfere with ongoing construction. Sand for the new north side dune will be delivered. You may see later weekday work and some weekend work in Phase 1.
Phase 2 (B97-B107)
Installation of plumbing and electrical utilities will continue. Pile driving for beach access structures will continue, and delivery and installation of access structure pre-cast pile caps will commence. Sandfill will continue to be delivered to the site and placed under the new boardwalk. Pre-cast plank delivery and placement will commence, followed by railing installation. To establish the dune, sand fence installation and beach grass planting will continue where it does not interfere with ongoing construction. You may see later weekday work and some weekend work in Phase 2.
Phase 4 Phase 4A (B73-86) and Phase 4B (B60-B73)
Pipe and H pile driving for new boardwalk and beach access structures will continue in Phase 4A. Sand retaining wall installation will commence in Phase 4A in late April. No work
will occur in Phase 4B in April due to Piping Plover Construction Moratorium.