Volusia County council has unanimously agreed to open every beach approach possible county-wide. The goal is to allow greater access and reduce vehicular congestion and back-up. This vote includes seven approaches north of Dunlawton Avenue and one approach to the south, at 16th Avenue, in the city of New Smyrna Beach (NSB).
“Surely a case can be made for the need for more access with all of the new housing permits being issued,” stated Deb Denys, Volusia County Vice Chair for District 3. “Opening up 16th Avenue in NSB as a beach approach would redirect traffic from already congested areas and allow easier access for locals.”