Improvements to the boat docks at the 10th Street boat ramp, located in Centennial Park, are now underway, the City of Sarasota just announced.
During the improvement project, the aging decking on the docks will be replaced with pressure treated composite lumber, which can withstand continual exposure to surf, rain, sun and wind.
The project is expected to be completed by mid-May.
In early March, crews also will begin dredging the boat basin.
Over the years, the basin has filled with silt and needs to be dredged for the health of Sarasota Bay and to maintain marine navigation.
The boat ramp will remain open to the public and the dredging contractor will work around boaters.
For approximately two months, the two projects will be underway simultaneously.