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The fifth and final phase of a multi-year Ocean City Boardwalk reconstruction project was completed in March 2018. Contractors demolished and replaced the entire substructure and decking between 10th Street and 12th Street.
The work was part of a five-year project to completely replace the boardwalk between Fifth Street and 12th Street. 
Fred M. Schiavone Construction, the contractor for three other phases of the project, had a $2.9 million contract to complete the work. The project called for the use southern yellow pine for the decking. Sections of decking were constructed off-site.
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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. The project was completed in March 2018.
  • Where: Ocean City Boardwalk between the north side of 10th Street and 12th Street.
  • Detour: Pedestrians and cyclists were detoured off the boardwalk at Ninth Street and returned on 12th Street.
  • Who: Fred M. Schiavone Construction was the contractor.
  • What: Complete replacement of the boardwalk decking and substructure. This was 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 was about $2.9 million.



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 lastest phase of construction included one new pavilion (near 12th Street). 



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.