MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — Hurricane Michael destroyed nearly everything in Mexico Beach. Including the beach access boardwalks.
Now the city is continuing its rebuild and adding back these entryways for beach goers.
These walkways are not only used to help residents and vacationers to get to the beach, but also help with dune renourishment.
The boardwalks help people to access the beach without destroying the dunes.
The city has already put in four of these walkways, and now five more are being constructed.
Mexico Beach Mayor, Al Cathey says they are necessary to complete the beach construction as a whole.
“The beach is what we have to offer people. So we want to get our beach back going. We want all of the accesses, the public access points to get back ready to go, so we’re excited,” said Mayor of Mexico Beach, Al Cathey.
The construction on these entry ways is expected to be completed in around a month.
After that, the Florida Highway Patrol will then begin planting palm trees and other greenery along the roadside.