Coastal Protection Structure
The next phase of work includes excavation along the back of the beach and construction of the coastal protection structure. The County’s contract with Graniterock requires the contractor to prepare a final engineering analysis for this structure prior to start of construction. Graniterock requested the opportunity to pursue an alternative to the structure which could reduce construction impacts and enhance its performance over time. This design alternative would be internal to the structure and would not change the way the final project would look. The County is actively pushing for the required engineering analysis to be submitted as soon as possible and for construction to resume. The construction schedule for the wall will be provided as soon as it is finalized. At this point, it will likely be a few more weeks before construction of the coastal protection structure begins.
The break in Graniterock’s construction operation has provided an unexpected benefit to the Twin Lakes area…parking! The traffic control plan for construction of the coastal protection structure does not include on street parking along East Cliff Drive, and had work immediately begun on this portion of the project, the area would not have enjoyed the additional parking that has been available since May. Parking along the beach side of East Cliff Drive will continue to be available until work on the wall begins.
The traffic control system, including barricades, delineators, cones, signs, etc., has been designed to provide a safe route through the construction zone for all. It is important that all components of the traffic control system remain as the contractor installed them in order to maintain safe passageway through the site. Please do not reposition traffic control system devices.
All parking in the Twin Lakes area is included in the Live Oak Parking Program. Please visit http://www.dpw.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/Home/ParkingPrograms.aspx for more information about the program and how to obtain a parking permit.
General Project Information
As the end of summer approaches, many people are enjoying their last days of summer vacation at the beach adjacent to the project site. For everyone’s safety, please use caution when moving through the construction zone, obey all signage, and please share the road.
We appreciate the public’s patience during the construction process and look forward to the completion of the improvements in early 2018. The completion date is subject to change due to weather or other conditions.
Questions and comments may be directed to Cristina Crocker, Resident Engineer, (831) 477-3956, Cristina.firstname.lastname@example.org .