Saipan boardwalk in the works


The Saipan Mayor’s Office wants to create a boardwalk along Beach Road.

Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang said a boardwalk is a good investment and could further attract residents and visitors.

Saipan Mayor’s Office special assistant Henry Hofschneider said he and the office would be working toward the creation of a boardwalk during Apatang’s term that will end next year.

The project will be a collaborative effort with the Marianas Visitors Authority, the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality, and many other agencies on Saipan that deal with both beautification and the island’s preservation.

The plan is to establish a boardwalk near the Atkins Kroll intersection that will start from the beach shore and stretch about 50 feet into the ocean.

According to Hofschneider, the boardwalk will most likely connect to the existing Beach Road Pathway.

Although nothing is set in stone, a boardwalk will not only be an attraction, but it could also encourage people to walk the pathway in order to reach the boardwalk.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
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