Shelter Island Boat Launch expected to reopen in December
Published - 11/16/18 - 03:35 PM | 2430 views | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility Improvement Project has made significant progress and the heavy construction work is now entering its final weeks. The Port of San Diego anticipates that public access to the boat ramp will be restored in December; an announcement will be made once the ramp is safe for use.

The entire project, which includes associated site work, is expected to be completed in January.  

The project has made progress with the completion of the breakwater wall, which entailed installation of 92 piles and 53 concrete wall panels; completion of both platforms that will connect to the floating docks; completion of the new concrete ramp and connecting apron; and installation of floating docks on the east side of the boat launch basin.

The contractor is currently installing the west side guide piles for the west floating docks, and building up the new roadway connecting the new boat ramp to the adjacent parking lots. The public will be able to access the ramp once the connecting roadway is finished, and the floating docks and gangways are installed.

Once completed, the improvements will make the boat launch ramp safer and more navigable.  Upgrades include enlarging the maneuvering area in the basin by 80 percent, replacing the worn-out launch ramp, increasing the lengths of the boarding floats, installing public docks, public walkways, adjacent parking, and upgrading the restroom to current Americans with Disabilities Act Standards.

The Port of San Diego appreciates the public’s patience during this important public improvement project.  Visit for more information and updates.

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