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Town officials in Ocean City, Md., will recommend a full reconstruction of the resort's famous boardwalk to the mayor and city council. The massive project could give the boardwalk a much different look.

The mayor and council will be forced to decide whether to change the layout of the resort's most famous walkway, as officials are expected to pitch putting a concrete slab down the middle of the 2.5-mile boardwalk, while the traditional yellow pine boards would flank the sidewalk on either side.

The concrete slab would alleviate the wear and tear caused by city vehicles driving on the boardwalk.

The last time the city faced a reconstruction of this magnitude was 1985, after Hurricane Gloria destroyed almost the entire boardwalk.

But even then, officials were able to use most of the wooden pilings and stringers that are beneath the decking.

Now, they say, the 50-year-old infrastructure is rotting away, making imperative a reconstruction that could cost as much as $10 million.

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