Construction for Disney Cruise Line’s Lighthouse Point to Begin in the Bahamas Starting March 2
Work will very soon begin on Disney Cruise Line’s second port in the Bahamas, Lighthouse Point.
Disney has finally received government approval to begin construction on this $400 million project. Now that Disney Cruise Line has acquired all of the necessary permits, hiring of construction workers will now begin. A job fair will tentatively be held on March 5, 2022 at the Eleuthera Business Hub, as the expected number of construction workers needed has doubled.
In a Disney Cruise Line newsletter, Thomas Mazloum, President of Disney Cruise Line, stated, “We are so grateful for the support we have received from the people and government of The Bahamas over the past few years. It is because of your engagement and feedback that we have continued to shape the project into something we can all be proud of. I am pleased to share that we have now received all the necessary approvals from the government of the Bahamas to begin our work at Lighthouse Point. As we get started, we remain committed to our guiding principles: creating sustainable economic opportunities for Bahamians, protecting and sustaining the natural beauty of the site, celebrating Bahamian culture and helping to strengthen the community in Eleuthera. We are excited to move this important work forward with you and will continue to keep you updated on our progress and how you can get involved.”
American Bridge will be the design-builder for the project. About twenty percent of the 750 acres purchased by Disney will be turned into open-air structures, patios, walkways, a pier, and a small marina.
“As construction begins, the current public road at Lighthouse Point will be closed beginning March 2 for safety reasons until a temporary road can be completed, which will take approximately six weeks. Given the poor condition of the current road, it is not safe for motorized vehicles to share the road with construction equipment. The new temporary public road will open on April 15 to provide access until the completion of construction, at which point the new permanent public road will open. During this time, access to the beach and the southernmost point will continue to be available by foot via the beach or boat.” – Disney Cruise Line
View the full newsletter below.
More information about Lighthouse Point can be found on the official website here.