For Immediate Release: February 27, 2017
Contact: Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager 941-954-2613
Sarasota, FL: Improvements to the boat docks at the 10th Street boat ramp, located in Centennial Park, are now underway. The area will remain open to the public throughout the duration of the project except for two days and nights in early to mid-May when the area will be closed to resurface the parking lot. Prior to the temporary closure, signs will be posted in the area to notify the public.
During the improvement project, the aging decking on the docks will be replaced with pressure treated composite lumber, which can withstand continual exposure to surf, rain, sun, and wind. The project is expected to be completed by mid-May.
In early March, crews also will begin dredging the boat basin. Over the years, the basin has filled with silt and needs to be dredged for the health of Sarasota Bay and to maintain marine navigation. The boat ramp will remain open to the public and the dredging contractor will work around boaters.
For approximately two months, the two projects will be underway simultaneously. The boat ramp and basin will remain open to the public.
For more information, contact Neil Gaines, Project Manager: 941-365-2200 ext. 6309.
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