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Date of Issue: June 14, 2007

Holmes Beach roads get new surface

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A Superior Asphalt crew prepares 52nd Street in Holmes Beach for an asphalt coating.

The road, from Gulf Drive to the west end, was one of 14 streets or alleys included in the city resurfacing project that began in late May.

The $121,492.65 project also covers Marina Court from Marina Drive to the east end; 78th Street from Palm Drive to Gulf Drive; Palm Drive from 78th Street to 73rd Street; 74th Street from Gulf Drive to the west end; 64th Street from Holmes Boulevard to Marina; 46th Street from the 100 block to the end; 39th Street from Gulf Drive to the west end; Fourth Avenue from 39th Street to 35th Street; 36th Street from Gulf Drive to the west end; 28th Street alley from 28th Street to the south end; Gulf Drive, a patch at 52nd Street; and Marina Drive, a patch in the 5400 block.

Many motorists said last week they appreciate the new smoother rides in the city, but at least one person registered a complaint with city hall about paving sandy 52nd Street. Resident Bill Grayson said there was insufficient advance notification of the project and “this Island is paved over too much already.” Islander Photo: Lisa Neff