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.
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.Related stories:
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