GD is excited and proud to join the City of Padre Island Walkovers Ribbon Cutting Ceremony as the general contractors for the Ocean Circle Walkover. The City opened three new Beach Access Walkovers including Ocean Circle, Seaside Circle, and Moonlight Circle. The new walkovers will provide the public with an “American Disabilities Act” certified route for pedestrians to access the warm Gulf Waters. The walkovers range from 260 feet to almost 400 feet and have amenities such as public parking, rinse stations, bike racks and water fountains.
These new walkovers ensure that visitors and residents of South Padre Island have a safe access to our wonderful beach. They also provide a method to preserve and protect the Island’s dunes by allowing for the natural formation of sand to continue under the walkovers. The sand dunes offer a natural barrier to seasonal tidal fluctuations and large storm events; hence they are the City’s first line of defense against storm surge.
These Beach Access Walkovers were made possible by the City of South Padre Island working in collaboration with the Texas General Land Office, the Texas Coastal Management Program, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).