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Workers Rushing to Finish Rehoboth Pipeline Extension

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Construction crews are rushing to finish three stormwater pipeline extensions before the arrival of the summer season and the tourists that come with it.

A construction zone has been cordoned off on the beach at the end of Rehoboth Avenue to allow workers to extend the pipeline an additional 18 feet into the ocean. Engineers say the Rehoboth Avenue pipeline, along with two others, are being blocked by an increasing amount of sand.

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers says once the Rehoboth Beach stormwater pipeline is completed, work will begin on the similar pipelines at Delaware Avenue and Laurel Street. Engineers say they want to complete all three pipeline extensions in the next 30 days, ahead of the summer rush.

"It should have been done earlier, because honestly we're in April right now, May is coming up, and it's going it get busy," says Marshalee George, who was visiting Rehoboth Beach from Baltimore. 

"You can't really take any pictures [of the beach], you have to go right or go left. So I really think it can interfere with a lot with the view because a lot of tourists come down to the beach for the view."

Extending the three pipelines is costing about $1 million. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is paying $800,000 and the City of Rehoboth Beach is paying $200,000.

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