CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - Town leaders in Carolina Beach are moving forward with plans to revitalize the boardwalk even after nobody showed up to speak at a public hearing on Tuesday night.
The existing boardwalk structure was built in 1989 and is now in need of repair.
The town is planning a massive revitalization project which would more than double the size of the existing boardwalk.
The plan is to replace the 750 foot structure with new 16 foot wide boardwalks and all new 10 foot wide public beach accesses and extend boardwalk 875 feet north to Pelican Lane public access.
The goal is to provide citizens and visitors with safer, more attractive boardwalk with much improved beach access and a variety of amenities.
Amenities include seating areas, swings, shading, gazebos, safer tunnels, "cool-off" stations, and more.
In total the estimated project cost is $1.55 million to be paid for in matching grant money from the federal and county level.
Construction is expected to begin in November.
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