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Lee County to overhaul popular beach accesses

Southwest Florida's most used beach accesses could get a remodel late this year. Lee County has planned a major redesign of the four beach accesses at Lynn Hall Memorial Park. The walkways have become a maintenance issue for the county, according to Mark Kincaid of Coastal Engineering Consultants, who presented the project to the Local Planning Agency at their meeting on Jan. 8.

Southwest Florida's most used beach accesses could get a remodel late this year.

Lee County has planned a major redesign of the four beach accesses at Lynn Hall Memorial Park.

They want to replace the existing walkways with elevated dune walkovers, filling in the dunes underneath and replanting the surrounding vegetation to stabilize them.

The walkways have become a maintenance issue for the county, according to Mark Kincaid of Coastal Engineering Consultants, who presented the project to the Local Planning Agency at their meeting on Jan. 8.

"Because those accesses are flat and level with the sand, the constant foot traffic of people walking back and forth takes sand up there. The wind blows the sand up across those boardwalks and into the parking areas, so it's a daily process of keeping those boardwalks clean," he said.

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