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

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    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.

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    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. (Published Monday, Nov 26, 2012)

    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.

    Fort Lauderdale Beach Erosion Raises Tourism Concerns

    [MI] 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. (Published Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012)

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

    Concerned Fort Lauderdale Residents Get Chance To Weigh in About A1A Closures

    [MI] Concerned Fort Lauderdale Residents Get Chance To Weigh in About A1A Closures
    Worsening beach erosion forced city and state officials to close two of A1A's four lanes last month. Chuck Black, who plans to soon run for a seat on the Fort Lauderdale City Commission, said he would pitch a plan to slow the erosion along the highway between 14th and 18th courts at the body s meeting Monday night. "We need to stop the problem before it gets worse," he said. (Published Monday, Dec 10, 2012)

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