Shelter Island Boat launch set to re-open next Friday

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The popular Shelter Island boat launch will re-open to the public December 21, 2018.

The Port of San Diego says it will re-open next Friday after a year and a half of construction. The goal of the $9.6 million project was to make California’s busiest boat launch safer, and more navigable.

Some of the upgrades include replacing the worn-out launch ramp, and installing public docks and walkways.

The contractor will remain on site through January to complete minor work, but it’s not expected to impact the public’s use of the facility.

The Port of San Diego’s official press release is below:

Construction of the Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility has made significant progress and is nearly complete. The Port of San Diego is pleased to announce that the boat launch will reopen to the public on Friday, December 21, 2018.

The contractor is anticipated to remain on site through January 2019 to complete items such as beach grading and general cleanup, but the work is not expected to impact the public’s use of the facility.

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, and installing public docks, public walkways, adjacent parking and restroom upgrades to current Americans with Disabilities Act Standards.

The Port of San Diego appreciates the public’s patience during completion of this important public improvement project. Please visit portofsandiego.org/sibl for more information and updates.

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