Throughout much of the busy summer season, people will find unexpected construction activity and fewer places to park at Encinitas' Moonlight Beach.But at least we'll have a $3.7 million lifeguard tower eventually!
Construction of a $3.7 million lifeguard tower, which was initially proposed to conclude before Memorial Day, now looks unlikely to be done until the end of July, city associate civil engineer Stephanie Kellar said this week.
Many days of rain between October and March and each "post-rain cleanup" day afterward put the project about a month behind schedule, she said. And, that has only been one of the causes of project delays.
The city also faced unexpected trouble with the demolition of the old lifeguard tower because asbestos and lead were discovered in the building, she said. Then, there was a seawall issue — the city expected to find one hidden underground seawall that needed to be removed and instead found two.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Delays on city's $3.7 million lifeguard tower will affect Moonlight Beach all prime summer season