Brance Diversified, a City contractor, has been issued a notice to proceed for the construction of the Cassen Park Floating Dock, Breakwater, and Dredging project on June 3, 2019. This project involves the construction of a floating dock to serve as a day docking facility; construction of a rock wavebreak, and dredging of an access channel to the Intracoastal Waterway and a boat basin for the day docking facility. The floating dock will extend from the bait shop approximately 270 feet into the Halifax River. The wavebreak will be to the south and will be approximately 20 feet wide by 390 feet in length. The entire project construction is expected to last for approximately one (1) year.
During construction, the contractor will be utilizing one of the two available boat launches; however, one boat launch will remain available for use by the general public.
A reduction in available boat trailer parking spaces is expected along the south side of the park during construction. During this construction project, the general public may use the designated boat trailer parking spaces in the parking lot behind City Hall directly across the street from Cassen Park for trailer parking during weekends only. The attached sketch depicts where these designated parking spaces are in the City Hall parking lot.
Boaters are encouraged to use caution when boating, and especially when dredging activities are occurring within the water.
If you have any questions or concerns during this construction, please call Dan Corbin, Engineering Inspector, at 386-676-3337.