National Park Service (NPS)

Working on a new ramp at the Lifeguard Beach

Crews are rebuilding the Lifeguard Beach ramp. Darren Burrus helms the grader.

Crews are rebuilding the Lifeguard Beach ramp.

The high winds on Tuesday may have caused the ferries to be suspended during the day, but work continued on the renovation of the ramp at the Lifeguard Beach.

Under sunny and very breezy skies Tuesday, the Dot Construction crew, contracted by the National Park Service and supervised by Eric Anderson, continued to grade the area in preparation for a new, handicap-accessible ramp.

The new ramp is expected to be in place by Memorial Day.

Improvements will include installing a sidewalk along the south edge of the existing parking lot, providing a 10-foot by 10-foot concrete apron adjacent to the sidewalk, installing a new ADA-accessible boardwalk with pre-cast concrete decking and aluminum handrails, and providing a new ocean viewing platform near the end of the boardwalk.

During construction, access to the beach is available via a path through the dunes.

Rip current sign

New informational signs at the Lifeguard Beach warn swimmers about rip currents and the energy of the ocean.