The median at Van Wezel Way and Blvd. of the Arts was removed and temporarily paved to allow most construction vehicles to access the site from Van Wezel Way at the relocated construction entrance. As a part of future Phase 1 construction, Van Wezel Way will be narrowed, and new wide sidewalks and shade trees will be installed.
Construction was started on alternate walking paths at the site and the first section of temporary sidewalk was installed. We are also working to provide clear signage to communicate the temporary walking paths for all visitors to The Bay.
Windscreens have been installed along the fence to minimize the visual impact of the construction site to visitors and our neighbors.
Silt fence was also installed as a temporary controlling device for sediment from the construction site into the Mangrove Bayou.
Tree protection was installed around trees that will be staying in place.