MAC McLOUTH: Critical Port Canaveral State Road 401 Drawbridge Needs Replacement
By Space Coast Daily // July 2, 2018
MCLOUTH: 50-year-old SR 401 drawbridge must be replaced with a high fixed bridge
WATCH: Mac McLouth, a Republican candidate for Port Canaveral Commission District 5, talks about the importance of replacing the old Florida State Road 401 drawbridge at the port.
CANDIDATE FOR PORT CANAVERAL COMMISSION DISTRICT 5
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Mac McLouth, a Republican candidate for Port Canaveral Commission District 5, talks about the importance of replacing the old Florida State Road 401 drawbridge at the port.
“This 50-year-old drawbridge must be replaced with a high fixed bridge so that in the event of storm surge the bridge will be safe and the link to the north side of our port will be maintained,” said McLouth.
The State Road 401 drawbridge provides access from State Road 528 in the south to the entire north side of Port Canaveral.
Large fuel storage tanks are located on the north side of the port which provide fuel to all of central Florida, including Brevard and the world’s number one tourist destination, the Orlando area.
Other critical space and industrial assets are also located on Port Canaveral’s north side as the State Road 401 drawbridge provides an important access south for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
“The port is working on this, but federal funds are needed as this is such an expensive project,” said McLouth.
“Should I be elected, I intend to make it my mission to help secure federal support for this new high-rise bridge at out port by contacting all my friends that I have made over the past 40 years in Washington DC and other agencies. We must make this happen and soon. If we lose that bridge in a storm the ramifications would be disastrous.”
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mac McLouth, Republican candidate for Canaveral Port Authority District 5.
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