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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Shepard Park Boat Ramp closure for construction work

Shepard Park parking improvements map revised

Stuart, FL – The City of Stuart Shepard Park Boat Ramp will be closed for construction from Monday, May 24, 2021 through August 2021. During this timeframe boat ramp access will not be available waterward or landward. However, in the event of an approaching tropical storm, emergency access to the boat ramps will be provided for evacuating boaters.  

Ongoing construction work, which began in April, will primarily reconfigure existing boat trailer parking spaces to help waterway users better maneuver through the parking area, as well as, allow for better staging of boats and trailers without blocking the boat ramp.  This will facilitate for safer, more convenient access to the boat ramp in the near future. 

The project consists of milling & overlaying of existing pavement (SW Ocean Blvd.), site grading, concrete sidewalks, construction of pervious concrete pavement, installation of turf block parking spaces, and site landscaping/rain garden improvements. Pervious concrete travel lanes and turf block parking spaces have also been incorporated into the project to help promote infiltration to the ground and to provide treatment of stormwater, thus reducing stormwater runoff into the adjacent waterway. 

Streets may also be partially closed during posted working hours and construction work will require intermittent lane shifts and closures.  However, the contractor is required to allow vehicles to access driveways when it is safe and feasible.  Residents are advised to keep the area adjacent to the worksite readily accessible so that construction workers complete the work in a timely manner.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this construction work.

For questions or for additional information on this project, please contact Mr. Marc Rogolino, the City’s Capital Projects Coordinator at (772) 221-4700.

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