(CNS): For the second time in a matter of months, the costly boardwalk installed by government along the waterfront in South Sound has been crushed. The $1.3 million walkway has not even been formally opened yet but it has now been damaged twice by trucks. CNS understands that on this occasion the boardwalk was crushed by a concrete truck from the work site across the street turning in the area. Government officials have confirmed that the owners of the vehicle will be footing the bill. The boardwalk, the cost of which has been sharply public criticised, was due to be formally opened in the coming weeks but this has now been postponed.
The 1,500 foot boardwalk was damaged for the first time in October, when a truck ran over it, and government officials also said on that occasion that the liable party had paid. On neither occasion has government revealed the cost of repairs.
The walkway, which runs along the shore-side of South Sound Road, stretches between the public boat ramp to just east of the ‘Shoe Tree’. It was constructed by Phoenix Construction and includes a bike lane, benches, three major beach access points and parking.
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