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Ruskin boat ramp to close for paving project

The Ruskin Commongood Boat Ramp will be closed for about six weeks starting Monday for paving improvements.

Though the truck and trailer parking spots at Second Street SW and First Avenue NW will remain grassy, crews will cover the ramp's heavily traveled driveway and turnaround area with concrete, project manager Dan Myers said. They'll also add a small retention pond and handicap spot.

"It's a project that's been on our books for a while," Myers said, "and we're finally able to get it done."

The renovations cost $45,000 and will be paid for by the Florida Boating Improvement Program, a fund made of portions of local boaters' registration fees, Myers said.

During the closure, boaters may use the Williams Boat Ramp at U.S. 41 and the Alafia River, or the ramps at E.G. Simmons Park on 19th Street NW, he said. Both recently underwent paving improvements of their own.

"I'm hoping we're not going to inconvenience too many folks," Myers said. "We're going to try to get in there and get out."

Kim Wilmath can be reached at (813) 661-2442 or kwilmath@sptimes.com.

Ruskin boat ramp to close for paving project 07/29/10 [Last modified: Thursday, July 29, 2010 4:32am]
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