Beachwalk gets $3M boost

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Beachwalk gets $3M boost:

mid-beach construction starts next week

Miami Beach has been awarded a $3M grant from FDOT for the construction of the Miami Beach Atlantic Greenway (aka the Beachwalk). The Greenway will eventually be a continuous path stretching from South Pointe Park to 87th Terrace. Several portions of the beachwalk have already been completed – the Lummus Park Promenade, South Pointe Park to 3rd Street, 14th Street to 23rd, and 64th to 79th Street.
In a Letter to Commission, City Manager Jimmy Morales wrote, “Once completed, the corridor will serve as an uninterrupted paved, multi-use trail for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles, which will promote alternative transportation methods … and will connect users to South Pointe Park, Lummus Park, 36th Street Park, the Indian Beach Park, Allison Park, and North Shore Open Space Park, as well as to private residences, businesses, and other facilities. This project will provide safer opportunities for bicyclists and pedestrians.”
On Monday construction will begin on the Mid-Beach Recreational Corridor from 53rd to 64th Streets. (Photo above is at 64th Street, Allison Park.) The twelve-month project includes installation of an on-grade ADA accessible pathway, removal of non-native dune vegetation to be replaced by native dune vegetation and beach compatible dune fill, and turtle-friendly lighting. Beach access will be provided at all times during construction.
Beachwalk construction from 46th to 53rd Streets is expected this fall. Also on the calendar this fall, construction of the section from 3rd to 5th Streets.
The Boardwalk replacement between 23rd and 46th Streets is expected to begin next summer.
The final section, the North Shore Open Space Promenade is currently under design.
Morales’ Letter to Commission includes a map of the various sections and timeline.

Here’s the info on the construction starting next week.