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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/09/2011

Ocean City keeping wood boardwalk

The Ocean City Town Council has voted to rebuild the resort's deteriorating boardwalk
Beachgoers at Ocean City, MD, August, 2011 (Mark Maglin)
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.

By The Associated Press  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/09/2011

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