Annual Great Highway sand removal this week 

click to enlarge Great Highway south from Lincoln Way to Sloat Boulevard will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday for the annual sand removal. - GODOFREDO VASQUEZ/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
  • Godofredo Vasquez/Special to the S.F. Examiner
  • Great Highway south from Lincoln Way to Sloat Boulevard will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday for the annual sand removal.

The City’s annual sand removal project at Ocean Beach takes place this week.

The effort aims to reduce sand that blows onto the promenade and Great Highway each year as high winds buffet the beach during late spring and early summer.

Great Highway south from Lincoln Way to Sloat Boulevard will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday, according to the Department of Public Works. Northbound lanes will be open, but motorists and pedestrians should expect delays.

Motorists are advised to use Sunset Boulevard and other routes.

Crews will be moving sand on Ocean Beach to locations just south of Slout Boulevard, in order to both minimize stockpiled sand at the seawall and other areas and address erosion.

Public Works said it had worked with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the National Park Service to minimize impacts to the beach and local wildlife.

aburack@sfexaminer.com

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