North Beach Archway Project Stalled by Underground PVC Pipes

The project for the construction of an archway welcoming tourists to North Beach is now at a standstill, after workers found something unexpected in the sand.

Kiii News Reporter Michael Gibson went Live from North Beach with the details.

Everyone on North Beach was excited to finally see crews begin work on the archway, but then the latest problem to plague the structure was uncovered. While digging into the sand at Surfside and Burleson to place the base of the arch, a number of underground PVC pipes turned up.

The utilities were not supposed to be there.

The discovery caused the work to stop, and the City will have to search for a solution which involves moving those pipes.

"Once we get this resolved, it's about another 90 days to get the project finished," City Engineer Dan Biles said.

The design fix was handed over to the contractor on Monday, and then they will get back to the City with the price to do the work.

The good news is that this project should be completed by June. The bad news, this comes after Spring Break, and into the summer tourist season. Business owners on North Beach had wanted to see it completed earlier.


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