A petition to reject a proposal to repair the Cliff Walk caused Tropical Storm Sandy has reached nearly 6,000 supporters.
In order for the contractor to access the work site, temporary causeways would be constructed, said Charles St. Martin, a spokesman at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT).
A concern raised by local surfers is that those causeways could destroy a popular surf break.
“It’s a complicated issue the way the waves break there,” said Robert Smith, Deputy Chief Engineer for the Department of Transportation on Friday. “We don’t want to make any assumptions. We want to talk to experts on this.”
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