Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners expected to review contract at April meeting.
SAN DIEGO — Planned construction of the Shelter Island Boat Launch Ramp could begin soon as vendor bidding for the renovation project is officially completed, it was announced by the Unified Port District of San Diego on March 15.
The Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners will review the proposed contract for the Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility Improvement Project at its April 11 meeting. Construction is expected to begin shortly thereafter and conclude in March 2018, should the contract be approved in the next few weeks.
Port district staff stated an upgraded Shelter Island Boat would “make the boat launch safer and more navigable in multiple ways.”
Planned improvements, according to the port district, include:
- Enlarging the maneuvering area in the basin
- Replacing the worn-out launch ramp
- Increasing the lengths of the boarding floats
- Installation of public walking platforms with viewing areas
- Installation of signage and lighting
- Bringing the docks, public walkways and restrooms to current ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards.
“During construction, the Shelter Island Boat Launch will be subject to closure,” port district staff stated. “However, one lane will remain open during the summer months. Expect delays if launching during the summer months, or utilize one of many alternate launch facilities.”
More information about the Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility Improvement Project, including status of the ramp and a list of alternate boat launch facilities, is available online at portofsandiego.org/sibl.
(Parimal M. Rohit photo)