Officials looking for Great Highway erosion solution 

The southbound lanes of the Great Highway along Ocean Beach are about to be consumed by Mother Nature and local officials are discussing how they can suppress the erosion.

On Monday the Ocean Beach Vision Council – with members including Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and Jared Blumenfeld from the San Francisco Department of Environment – will discuss short term and long term strategies for the area near Sloat Boulevard.

The City’s Department of Public Works recently issued a declaration of emergency for the area after several storms ate chunks of the sand away from the bluff’s base and prompted the closure of both southbound lanes.

But the problem has been anticipated for at least a decade. The DPW is currently using a detour.

The Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday in support of the proclamation of emergency, which could help DPW speed up restoration efforts.

The Monday meeting is at 7 p.m. at Park Chalet.

 

 

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