Bids for repair of Fairhope beach to begin


FAIRAHOPE, Ala. (WALA) – Fairhope will soon be getting back a large section of public beach between the Pier Street boat ramp and Pecan Street along Scenic 98 Hwy. Public Works Director for the city of Fairhope Jennifer Fidler says bids should open Friday, June 13 for the project.

Fidler says the beach was last replenished in 2005 and erosion has been accelerated due to more cold fronts this year and heavy rains in April. It will take nearly 6,000 tons of sand at a cost of over $65,000 to fix the problem.

The fix will extend the beach by 40 to 50 feet out into the water and build it up several feet.

FOX10 News Baldwin County reporter Hal Scheurich looked at the plans and took a look at the erosion problem today. Watch his report on FOX10 News at 5 p.m.

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