Tuesday, December 4, 2018

San Diego Boat Launch Pending

By Karen Robes Meeks

According to the Port of San Diego, the Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility Improvement Project is nearing completion. The port expects to grant public access to the boat ramp later this month, while the work on the entire project is expected to be completed in January 2019.

So far, a breakwater wall with 92 piles and 53 concrete wall panels has been completed. Both platforms linking the floating docks are in place and the new concrete ramp and connecting apron are done as well as the installation of floating docks on the eastern portion of the boat launch basin.

Once all improvements are completed, these upgrades will make the ramp safer and easier to navigate. Improvements will add 80 percent more maneuvering area in the basin, lengthening the boarding floats, putting in public docks and public walkways and updating the restroom to ADA standards.