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Renovations planned for 9 Walton beach accesses

**By Nathan Cobb | GateHouse Media Florida | Posted October 5, 2019 at 2:43 PM as seen on www.nwfdailynews.com

 Renovations planned for 9 Walton beach accesses

Santa Rosa Beach – Nine beach accesses will soon get a facelift to maintain Walton County’s coastal aesthetics.

With signs posted along the coast that read “coming soon, beach access closed for improvements,” renovations are planned for Inlet Beach, Gulfview Heights, Ed Walline and Dune Allen/Fort Panic regional beach accesses, as well as Nightcap Street, Hickory, Live Oak, Dogwood/Thyme and Highway 395 neighborhood beach accesses.

“They’ve reached their service life,” said Brian Kellenberger, director of beach operations for the Tourist Development Council.  “They’re not falling down by any means, but we don’t want to wait until they get structurally deficient.”

A meeting October 15 will determine when renovations will begin.  Kellengerger expects to get the ball rolling by Nov. 1.

He said that it should take 30-45 days to repair the neighborhood accesses – which will be done in sets of two – and roughly 60 days to fix up the regional accesses.  Along with bathhouses and picnic pavilions, which will remain open, alternate routes to the beach will also be provided at all regional locations except Gulfview Heights.