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The fifth and final phase of a multi-year Ocean City Boardwalk reconstruction project began on Monday, Oct. 16. Contractors will demolish and replace the entire substructure and decking between 10th Street and 12th Street.
The work is part of a five-year project to completely replace the boardwalk between Fifth Street and 12th Street. The project is expected to be complete by the end of March 2018.
Fred M. Schiavone Construction, the contractor for three other phases of the project, has a $2.9 million contract to complete the work. The project calls for the use southern yellow pine for the decking. Sections of decking are being constructed off-site.
As of Jan. 25, the entire old boardwalk had been demolished and removed. The block between 10th Street and 11th Street is completed and reopened. The substructure and decking is in place for most of the block between 11th Street and 12th Street. The area at the entrance to 11th Street will be the last portion to be completed, along with a new pavilion near 12th Street.
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  • When: Work began on Oct. 16, 2017 to complete the final phase of boardwalk reconstruction between Fifth Street and 12th Street.
  • Where: Ocean City Boardwalk between the north side of 10th Street and 12th Street.
  • Detour: Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured off the boardwalk at Ninth Street and return on 12th Street.
  • Who: Fred M. Schiavone Construction is the contractor.
  • What: Complete replacement of the boardwalk decking and substructure. This is the fifth phase of a five-year project to rebuild the boardwalk between Fifth Street and 12th Street.
  • Why: Deteriorating condition of the concrete substructure and regular maintenance of boardwalk decking.
  • How: Sections of decking are constructed off-site and lowered into place by a crane. This method proved successful and efficient in the first four phases of the project.The decking is made from southern yellow pine with a thickness of 3 inches, about twice that of traditional boardwalk planks.
  • How much: The contract cost for this phase is about $2.9 million.
  • What's next: The project work runs only in the off-season and began at Fifth Street in fall 2013. It will continue from 10th Street to 12th Street (2017-18) and with boardwalk ramps between Eighth Street and 12th Street (2018-19). 



Five new pavilions on the ocean side of the boardwalk at Plaza Place, Plymouth Place, near 9th Street and one on either side of 10th Street are now complete. The new phase of construction will include at least one new pavilion (near 12th Street). The city is seeking permission for new pavilions near 13th Street and 14th Street. 



A reconstructed bathroom facility at Sixth Street is under construction.



An ADA ramp providing access to the boardwalk at 19th Street is now complete (19th Street had been the only boardwalk entrance accessible from the street only by stairs). A project to widen the 14th Street boardwalk ramp to provide easier access for vehicles is also complete.