The City of Deerfield Beach would like to update residents on the Pioneer Park boat ramp construction project.
The damage to the piers and the docks required the City to design and permit the demolition and reconstruction of this project since several permitting agencies are involved (Broward County, South Florida Water Management District, and the Army Corps of Engineers).
The project's scope of work involves demolishing the existing piers and reconstructing the free-standing piers. The existing piers, which are made of wood piles, will be replaced with concrete. Additionally, the center pier will be replaced with a floating dock. Both will be a substantial upgrade to what exists there today.
The City is happy to report that the final permits arrived this week, and staff is ready to proceed. Staff will work to complete the initial demolition over the next two weeks. Concurrently, some minor repairs will be made to enable the northern-most dock until the permanent structure is put in place. The dock was critically damaged by a driver who visited Pioneer Park.
These improvements will be made in phases to avoid the complete closure of the boat ramp. The City is anticipating increased traffic due to the Boca Raton boat ramp closure and will be mindful of the timing of construction so that traffic impacts are minimized.