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Repairs Coming to Rehoboth Boardwalk

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - In addition to outfall repairs and a beach replenishment project, the City of Rehoboth Beach will be repairing the north end of the city's boardwalk before Memorial Day.

City of Rehoboth Beach Streets Department Foreman Larry Hobbs says the part of the boardwalk between Grenoble Place and Surfside Place must be replaced after being damaged in a storm last winter. 

"We're doing it because it's a safety issue," he says.  "It needs to be done." 

Hobbs says the boards are buckling and beams beneath the boards have been split and ripped due to the storm's surf, so that must all be replaced.

The city is currently accepting bids for the project. Bids will be accepted until December 20th. Communications Specialist Krys Johnson says the repairs are in the city's budget, so it won't cost taxpayers anything extra. 

Diane Crom owns an apartment on the boardwalk and says she supports the project, despite the construction it will bring.

"It's pretty important to keep up with it because it's part of the beach," she says. "If you don't have a boardwalk, what do you do, you know?"

The city doesn't know when construction will start, but promises it will be done before Memorial Day. 

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