CAIRO (AP) — A California beach resort got a $30-million upgrade to help with the growing number of hurricanes.
The $1.8 billion upgrade to the popular Baker Beach resort is the first major construction project of its kind in the state, the state’s Office of Infrastructure Development said Friday.
The upgrades will be completed in the coming weeks.
The Baker Beach project, completed in 2012, included a new fire-retardant coating and a water feature, which are needed to reduce erosion and reduce water runoff.
The new coatings are expected to help prevent the spread of fire and to help protect the sand and sand-covered beach from erosion and water runoff, the Office of the State Engineer said.
The state also announced that the Baker Beach fire station has received a new building, which will allow firefighters to carry more heavy equipment.