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The Army Corps of Engineers project would refortify coastal berms and extend the dune to protect State Road A1A along a 2.6-mile section of beach south of the Flagler Beach Pier. News-Journal File

FL - Flagler Beach Property Owners Delay Dune Project

Flagler Beach dune project stalled. Funding could go to another coastal city.

FLAGLER BEACH — The county may be forced to forfeit $25 million in state and federal funding if 13 property owners refuse to sign easements for the dune restoration project along Flagler Beach.

The Army Corps of Engineers announced July 8 that it will not move forward with plans to improve the dunes along State Road A1A without full compliance.

The 2.6-mile project requires property owners with a parcel east of State Road A1A from South 6th Street to South 28th Street, to provide easements to the federal, state and local agencies involved so they can add sand and natural vegetation to fortify the dunes.

The county had until June 30 to submit all 141 signed easements.

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