For immediate release: February 3, 2022

Contact: Levee Project Hotline at 1-800-213-6320,

The Levee Improvements Project will increase operations along Beach Park Boulevard in February as restrictions go into effect along the southern end of the project area due to bird nesting windows.

“The construction team has continued to work efficiently and the project is progressing well,” said Public Works Director Louis Sun. “Our project schedule has been built to accommodate environmental regulatory agencies requirements related to area wildlife, so residents will see the contractor focusing efforts more along Beach Park Boulevard while the bird nesting restrictions are in effect in other parts of the project.”

In the southern end of the project, the contractor’s permits restrict operations during the current bird nesting window until bird nesting surveys are completed. The surveys will determine whether protected species of birds are actually nesting or whether construction activities may resume. In anticipation of this requirement, the contractor has focused efforts in the southern area over the past several months, and is now shifting work back up to Beach Park Boulevard.

Ongoing operations that will take place along Beach Park Boulevard include building concrete caps and access points, embankment work, and building foundations and wiring for street light installation.

As construction continues, the community is reminded that the closed, fenced trail and staging areas are not safe for the public, and trespassing into fenced areas is prohibited at all times. Also, please remember that bike lanes are for bicyclists only, while sidewalks are for pedestrians, joggers, non-motorized scooters, rollerbladers and skateboarders.

To learn more about the project visit the project website:, where community members can review detour maps, the construction timeline and levee renderings, read through Frequently Asked Questions, and even sign up for regular construction updates. Any construction-related inquiries may be emailed to or reported to the project hotline at 1-800-213-6320 (calls will typically receive a response within 24 hours).