Volusia County To Vote On Beach Access Ramp Improvements & Changes

By on February 19, 2018 in WNDB News

Volusia County, FL – On Tuesday, the Volusia County Council plans to vote on two measures for designs of improvements to two New Smyrna beach access ramps and a resolution for the County to vacate the Bellair beach approach in Ortona Park in Daytona Beach and build a new pedestrian beach walkover off of A1A.

The beach access improvements are scheduled for the beach approaches at both 16th Ave. and 27th Ave. in New Smyrna Beach. The contracts for the engineering designs are both with Gulf Engineers & Associates. The 16th St. project is expected to cost no more than $147,510, and the 27th Ave project would cost no more than $114,576.

The project for the 16th Ave. beach approach would allow for the construction of a new vehicle ramp from the east end of 16th Ave. to the beach, the paving of 16th Ave. from A1A to the proposed ramp, and a new bike rack near the ramp, according to County records.

The vehicle access ramp to the beach at 27th Ave. has been significantly eroded and is not able to be used, according to County staff. The design project, if approved, would modify the ramp and permanently repair it so that is less impacted by the tides.

Another measure that the County Council is expected to vote on is a resolution calling for the County to abandon and vacate a portion of the Bellair beach approach in Ortona Park in Daytona Beach. County records show that the beach approach was constructed in 1959 and has not provided access to the beach for pedestrians or vehicles since 1985.

If the resolution is approved, 2500 North Atlantic, LLC will also provide the County $300,000 for the construction of public parking at a different area of A1A within three years and $100,000 for a new ADA accessible public pedestrian walkover.

Photo courtesy SandiMako and Shutterstock.com.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.


If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Comments are closed.