Some brilliant engineer figured the start of Spring Break would be the perfect time to tear up the corner which connects the city's longest beach, much beloved of the visiting students, to the rest of the city.
Coming into town along Smathers Beach in this sequence of photos we have made the turn from aiming west in the top picture to turning north up Bertha in the second picture and here below we see the line of cars waiting for access to Smathers Beach. What a business!
All this work to install some valuable piping which doubtless will make
life tons better for all concerned.
And had it been installed two months later before schools vacation and families invade Smathers no doubt some indescribably awful Mayan Prophecy of Doom would have overcome us all. Far better to disrupt traffic as much as possible in peak visitor months; it's the Key West way.
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