Betty Yu, NBC 6
Workers are seen in this file photo dealing with beach erosion problems along State Road A1A in Fort Lauderdale.
The stretch of State Road A1A in Fort Lauderdale ravaged by Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to begin undergoing repairs in mid- to late January.
The Florida Department of Transportation submitted an application Friday to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to work seven days a week into the beginning of sea-turtle-nesting season in March to shore up the road and restore the beach, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Plans call for pounding steel sheets into the ground to support the seaward side of the road from south of 14th Court to just north of 17th Court, the newspaper reported.
The formerly four-lane road will be restriped, and an emergency delivery of sand will then widen the beach.