El Portal Drive Capital Improvement Project

El Portal Drive Stormwater Improvement Project Update


Fairview East will be closed at El Portal Drive for 2-days for Stormwater Improvements.

Dates: 9-20-23 thru 9-21-23

Contact Info:  561-768-0482


Project Update: 8-21-23

Monday 8-21-23 The Contractor began mobilizing with equipment and stormwater structures.

Tuesday 8-22-23 The Contractor will install a dewatering system to pull ground water in order to install pipe and catch basins

During the next 6-8 weeks, the contractor will install 10- catch basins, 2-yard drains and 2- exfiltration trenches.

The contractor is scheduled to replace sod and damaged irrigation in the project area.

There will be intermittent lane and road closures.

Please use caution when driving or walking in the area. 

Please do not park in the Village right of way on El Portal Drive

Please stay clear of the immediate construction area.

 Project Contact Number 561-768-0482

 Thank you for your patience while we improve the infrastructure in this area.

El Portal Drive Stormwater and Roadway Improvements

June 13, 2023

RE: El Portal Roadway and Stormwater Capital Improvements – Construction Project to Begin June 26, 2023

Dear Residents,

On June 26, 2023, the “El Portal Roadway and Stormwater Capital Improvement Project” (Project) is scheduled to begin construction, weather permitting. Work will generally commence at 7:30 AM and conclude at 3:30 PM daily, Monday through Friday during the Project.

El Portal Drive and the connecting streets to the south of El Portal will undergo sidewalk, roadway, and stormwater improvements as a part of the Village of Tequesta’s (Village) ongoing capital program. The duration of the project is approximately 3 months, barring inclement weather.

The contractors performing the work have been doing work in the Village for many years and are familiar with our Village standards and requirements. Our goal is to minimize any potential inconvenience. Below please find information about the Project and Village contacts.


• Stormwater improvements

• Swale improvements

• Vegetation clearing in the Village right of way

• Installation of new concrete sidewalk

• Mill and pave roads


• El Portal Drive

• Golfview Drive

• River Drive

• Yacht Club Place

• Pine Tree Place


El Portal Area Map (2)


One of the most important aspects of a successful roadway project is communication with residents. Construction will begin June 26, 2023, weather permitting.

El Portal Project Map

The Project page allows residents and business owners to obtain weekly updates on the various components of the roadway project.

Road construction updates will be posted in the Village’s “Friday News” and will be sent via email and text messages to any resident that signs up for automatic updates. These updates will contain information on the weekly schedule of construction, water shut offs, driveway accessibility, road closures, and emergencies.

To sign up for project updates Text “TequestaAlerts” to 99411 to enroll your electronic device or from the Village’s homepage located at tequesta.org, click on the red “Emergency Alerts” button.

If you do not have access to the internet, please notify Village staff using the contact information at the end of this letter.


Roadway, stormwater, swale, and sidewalk construction requires road closures for significant periods during the project. Residents should expect to be displaced from their driveways for a three (3) to four (4) week period of time. Provisions will be made to allow overnight street parking in the surrounding streets for all residents affected by the construction.

Door hangers will be placed on resident’s front doors to provide notice of road closures and/or blocked access to driveways. It is important that you follow the instructions on the door hangers. 


There is one (1) planned water shut-off on El Portal Drive. There is always a risk that an additional water service line or main may also need to be shut off while the construction is underway. If an emergency repair is required, Village Utilities staff will notify you there will be an interruption to your water service.


Janet McCorkle

Office Manager



Please use caution if you are in the construction area.

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation while we work to improve the Village infrastructure for residents.


Doug Chambers 

Director of Public Works

Marjorie G Craig, PE

Director, Utilities Department