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Walkovers Coming to Long Beach This Summer

$4M project will rebuild Sandy-torn walkovers to dunes, make them more accessible.

(Photo: Joseph Kellard)
(Photo: Joseph Kellard)

Long Beach council members decided on a contract to build walkovers on the rebuilt dunes in east and west Long Beach in time for the summer.

The 19 wooden walkways, ripped apart by Hurricane Sandy, will be completed by mid-July and make the beaches easier to access and pass through for the majority of the summer, reported Newsday.

Galvin Brothers, of Great Neck, was handed the $4.135 million FEMA-funded project in a City Council vote Tuesday night, said the report.

West Long Beach will get 13 walkways between Nevada Avenue and New York Avenue and six will sit between Neptune Boulevard and Pacific Boulevard in the east, said Newsday.

The new project will comply with the American Disabilities Act.

Jim LaCarrubba, Long Beach’s Commissioner of Public Works, said in September that the city had made a “strong argument” in favor of complying with the act. Earlier plans, LaCarubba said, indicated the walkovers would be elevated two feet above the sand so that the dunes could grow underneath them. Full story here.

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Sent from my Lear Jet March 24, 2014 at 06:53 AM
Lot's of union guys live and vote in LB--early AM commuter trains are full of them with union logo jackets and tee's. I doubt the politicians know that as very few of them commute especially in early AM when people who work for a living are riding the RR.
Sent from my Lear Jet March 24, 2014 at 07:06 AM
Sandy: City of LB has a number of wheelchairs than can ride in sand at NY Ave and Neptune in summer. They are made of white PVC pipe and have very wide fat wheels and appear to work well (I never personally pushed one of them). Don't know what if anything is being done at new ramps
Eddie March 24, 2014 at 07:21 AM
State law requires union labor paid prevailing wage. We don't live in China yet. The NYS DEC would forbid a permanent structure.
tom brennan April 02, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Seems public works is setting something up near Stamps beach I guess that is where the new bathrooms will go

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