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APRIL FOOLS: State rolls out the carpet on GMD

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Longboat first in the state to receive sidewalk floor covering.

APRIL FOOLS -- The governor's office has directed a state agency to install carpeting on the length of Gulf of Mexico Drive's sidewalk in a pilot program designed to add "a new level of safety and decor to Florida's premier coastal highways."

The nearly 11-mile stretch of pavement would be outfitted with a new style of padded outdoor floor covering designed for "high traffic areas" and to reduce injuries by 60% in the case of falls. The town chose Toreador Crimson for the color.

 

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