Project Update 3-14-09 Davis Park

Nicole Sharp reported that on Saturday pumping on the eastern segment of FI Pines commenced early in the morning when the pipeline was flipped from the western segment.  [When the submerged pipeline brings sand onto the center of the beach, above-ground pipe directs it to one end of the project area. When that part of the project area is filled, the pipe is flipped and sand is moved to the other end. When the beach is filled, the pipe is removed and the beach is graded. -Ed.] Dredging operations were delayed for a few hours in the afternoon to make a minor repair to the subline. Final grading and dressing still needs to be done before the beach can be reopened to traffic from the West.  Currently, pumping operations are in the vicinity of Neptune Walk.  Pumping for Davis Park was expected to start Saturday night.