A1A Beach Erosion Repairs Set For Mid-January in Fort Lauderdale

The Florida Department of Transportation submitted an application Friday to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to work seven days a week on the project

Sunday, Dec 30, 2012  |  Updated 5:29 PM EDT
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Concerned Fort Lauderdale Residents Get Chance To Weigh in About A1A Closures

Betty Yu, NBC 6

Workers are seen in this file photo dealing with beach erosion problems along State Road A1A in Fort Lauderdale.

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Fort Lauderdale Looking for Answers to Beach Erosion

Crumbled sidewalks and seawalls are now what separate parts of Fort Lauderdale Beach from A1A. Resident Eric Taylor, Mayor Jack Seiler, Boca Raton resident David Pilossof and Cleo Marsh of the Florida Department of Transportation spoke about the damage at the beach.

Fort Lauderdale Beach Erosion Raises Tourism Concerns

Fort Lauderdale hotels in recent days have gotten phone calls from prospective tourists, who are concerned their planned vacations could be ruined by beach erosion. NBC 6 talks to Barbara Kelleher, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation; Matt Little, city of Fort Lauderdale spokesman; and tourist Kalle Axelmam, visiting from Sweden.
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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.

Fort Lauderdale Beach Erosion Raises Tourism Concerns

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.

Locals Come to Grips with Altered Fort Lauderdale Beach

The formerly four-lane road will be restriped, and an emergency delivery of sand will then widen the beach.

Ocean Keeps Tearing Away Sand in Fort Lauderdale
 

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