Work on adding a wall and landscaping along Beach Boulevard and improving a parallel frontage road is on track to be done on time in November, according to Duane Wentworth, city project manager.
Workers are erecting a mostly decorative 800-foot-long wall on the island between Beach and the frontage road between Taylor and Sterling avenue. The wall may also muffle traffic noise.
"As big and as thick as it is, it's more for sound and beautification," Project Inspector Donn Strook said.
The wall at its highest is 8 feet tall but will be lower in spots to make it easier for pedestrians and drivers to see each other.