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Galveston Beach Reconstruction Project Nears Completion



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    The Park Board of Trustees has announced that a $4.8 million beach reconstruction project in Galveston will soon be completed.

    The Galveston County Daily News reports efforts to repair damage at the west end of Seawall Boulevard will be finished Sunday. The project began in December and aimed to mend damage caused by Hurricane Ike in 2008.

    New sand was taken from a marina in the Galveston Ship Channel and spread over about 2,300 feet of shoreline between the west end of the Seawall and Dellanera RV Park, which is operated by the board.

    Park Board executive director Kelly de Schaun said Tuesday that about 800 trucks of sand are still scheduled to be dumped on the beach this week.

    "Right now we're on schedule," de Schaun said. "I don't foresee any problem with that unless we get some more torrential rains or something like that."

    The project was paid for by the Park Board, the city, the General Land Office and nearby homeowners.

    "The whole project was a challenge to get it up and get it running," de Schaun said.