First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:04 PM on 4/24, issued at 10:04 PM Blackshear, GA | Bristol, GA | Mershon, GA | Millwood, GA

St. Augustine seawall set to reopen this month

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 1/02 8:45 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A project to protect Saint Augustine's shoreline is finally wrapping up.  

The seawall was set to be complete in April, however Action News learned today it will open in January. The project scheduled to take seven months has lasted around two years.

Local business owners are glad to see the construction leave because it’s affecting their bottom line. St. Augustine Public Works said the project is coming to a close, and local business owners said it’s about time.

Caution tape and wood planks block the entrance to the Santa Maria Restaurant. But if the city of St. Augustine has its way, it will be back open to its normal self in two weeks.

"We've been minus all of this parking for almost two years, so it's going to be a great boost to our business that we definitely need," said Carl Connell, manager of Santa Maria Restaurant.

After numerous phone calls, the Public Works director emailed Action News saying all that is left to complete is the installation of handrails before re-opening the seawall.

Visitors said they love the area, and owners whose businesses depend on pedestrian traffic hope the plan doesn't encounter any more delays. "We'll certainly be excited to have the seawall open and our entrance back open after two years of waiting," said Connell.  

If all goes as planned, the City of St. Augustine will have a dedication ceremony for the new seawall on February 7, 2014.

1 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Action News Jacksonville

shirleyminner - 1/3/2014 5:30 PM
0 Votes
my friend's aunt makes $88 an hour on the laptop. She has been out of a job for ten months but last month her income was $12735 just working on the laptop for a few hours. have a peek at this web-site...
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.