Friday, May 25, 2018

San Diego Boat Launch Delayed

By Karen Robes Meeks

Work continues on the Port of San Diego’s Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility Improvement Project. However, due to longer-than-expected delays the ramp for one of the state’s busiest boat launches will remain closed through the start of this year’s boating season, which begins Memorial Day weekend.

According to the port, the ramp can’t be opened currently because of safety concerns.

Funded by the California Department of Boating and Waterways, Wildlife Conservation Board, and the port, construction on the $9.5 million project began in May 2017 and was expected to be completed this summer. However, the contractor found a massive amount of large buried concrete debris while excavating. The removal of that debris delayed the original work schedule. The project is now expected to be completed later this year.

A list of alternate boat launches can be found at