Ocean City keeping wood boardwalk
The Ocean City Town Council has voted to rebuild the resort's deteriorating boardwalk with an all-wood deck.
The 5-2 vote on Monday means a two-year, multimillion-dollar renovation project will start this year.
A proposal that was rejected would have added a concrete center lane for trams. But City Engineer Terry McGean says the reconstructed boardwalk will have a concrete substructure.
In a recent online questionnaire, which people in 2,000 cities and more than 25 countries filled out, 51 percent favored keeping an all-wood surface for the boardwalk.
Work is set to begin in the fall, after the high tourist season ends. It's expected to be finished in 2013.
The Associated Press
| March 9, 2011; 9:20 AM ET
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