A project to improve the Frisco Bathhouse and Beach Access site just south of Frisco village has been making big strides since initially launching on September 15, per a recent update from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS.)
The $896,506 project, which will improve both the parking and restroom facilities at the popular site, was awarded to T.D. McGhee Co. from Wilmington, N.C., and includes the following improvements:
- Renovations will be made to the restroom facility, including new toilets, urinals, sinks and lighting.
- Exterior decking and shower area flooring will be replaced with precast concrete panels.
- The restroom facility will receive new siding.
- Outdoor showers will be replaced.
- The existing 44-space parking area will be expanded by 36 spaces. (These additional spaces replace the parking area that was lost due to Hurricane Florence at the old Frisco Pier site.)
- The parking area will receive a new asphalt overlay. (A short closure of the parking area during the asphalt phase of the contract will be necessary, but public notifications will be made in advance.)
Though the project is a work in progress, as evident by construction materials, equipment, and ongoing work at the site, the following tasks have already been completed or are currently underway:
- At the start of the project, the contractor conducted interior and exterior building demo work. Interior fixtures and wall coverings have been removed from the men’s and women’s restrooms.
- The contractor is currently working to remove electrical power and the power pole that feeds the building, so electric can be buried to allow for the expanded parking lot.
- The contractor is also currently working on plumbing, floor tiling, electrical, and grading work to expand the parking lot this week.
The 120-day project is expected to be completed by mid-January of 2022, and in the meantime, portable restrooms, temporary showers, and access to the beach boardwalk are available to the public.
25 parking spaces at the south end of the parking area will also continue to be available for public use, except during the paving phase of the project.
For more information on the Frisco Bathhouse project, click here.