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Ron DeSantis: A1A Reopens After Hurricane Nicole

Over the weekend, Gov. Ron DeSantis said that State Road (S.R.) A1A has reopened after the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) made emergency repairs needed after Hurricane Nicole struck the state last week.

“FDOT has completed emergency repairs on the last three storm-damaged sections of S.R. A1A, and reopened the roadway after only three days of work,” said DeSantis on Saturday. “FDOT crews have been working on completing repairs in a couple of days that would normally take much longer.”

“The storm conditions significantly damaged the scenic highway by washing out nearby dunes, eating into the shoulder, and undermining the roadway in scattered portions of the road throughout these three counties. Crews began work on Thursday to restore this vital roadway using thousands of yards of fill material hauled by dozens of dump trucks to again make it passable for the traveling public. Once the damaged areas of the roadway were filled and stabilized, S.R. A1A was reopened to traffic to restore access in these communities,” DeSantis’ office noted.

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“FDOT’s goal was to get the roadway accessible again as quickly as possible, which was made possible under the leadership and support of Governor DeSantis. FDOT continues to work diligently to serve Florida’s residents and ensure that the state’s impacted infrastructure is open and available to the traveling public,” said FDOT Sec. Jared Perdue. “The Department continues to work closely with local agency partners, law enforcement, and the community to respond, rebuild, and recover from Hurricane Nicole as safely and quickly as possible.”

FDOT finished three sections of A1A that needed repair in Volusia and Flagler Counties while clearing debris for 14 miles.

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  • Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is a contributing writer for Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida.

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