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Public Works staff put the orange tape in place this week to direct beach-goers toward a safe beach access path.
Longboat Key Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 8 years ago

Sand loss prompts warning from Public Works

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by: Robin Hartill Managing Editor

Sand loss has prompted Longboat Key Public Works to place orange tape at the North Shore Road beach access, directing beach goers toward a safe access path that avoids the steep drop-off.

According to Public Works Director Juan Florensa, sand loss in the area was expected because the $4.5 million emergency beach project that deposited sand at the north end this summer was meant as a quick fix rather than a long-term solution.

The beach access remains open but Public Works is monitoring the situation daily to determine if conditions require a temporary closure.

Contact Robin Hartill at [email protected].

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