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(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). United States' Lindsey Vonn comes to a stop in the finish area of the women's combined downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.
Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in the slalom and didn't finish in what's likely the final race of her Winter Games career.
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - It may not be the best timing coming in the middle of tourist season, but a Treasure Coast gem is getting a sorely needed makeover.
Bathtub Beach is closed for the next three months.
“We’re going to be putting about 350-thousand cubic square yards of sand out there," said Martin County Coastal Engineer Cathy Fitzpatrick. She says erosion has been a major problem here since 2007 so sand will be piped in from two shoals inside the St. Lucie Inlet.
“This project will have kind of a double benefit. It will not only restore the beach but it will also grab sand out of the inlet and give us another year before we have to do a maintenance project there," said Fitzpatrick.
The project will not just bring the beach back to life, but give visitors a place to park. When this project is done, they’ll be 100 parking spaces available.
The 5-million dollar plus price tag is being split three ways. The state is paying 40-percent. The county, and residents of Sailfish Point will pay 30-percent each.
Judy Fogel, a 45 year visitor, and now Martin County resident, supports the project.
“If they’re spending money from our taxes for things like Bathtub, as a citizen I’m more than glad to help pay for it," said Fogel.
The goal is to have the project completed by May, in time for turtle nesting season.
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