State department to improve boat ramp in Dorchester County
SECRETARY, Md. – Residents in Secretary, Maryland will be seeing some new renovations to its popular boat ramp.
According to the Town Commissioner, Susan Dukes, the ramp has become a safety concern for boaters during high tide and flooding from heavy rain.
Now they’ll be transforming the boating ramp to make it float so that it’s more accessible.
She says the ramp has also become an important spot for local businesses that benefit from the incoming traffic, and this is all thanks to money allocated from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
“It’s the most used boat ramp in the county,” said Dukes.
“We have people from all over that bring their boats over here and go out to the Choptank, and I’m sure there’s some monetary help to the businesses locally around,” said Dukes.
“It would be very important because when you come down here, and it’s under water, you’re limited on how many boats can unload and load, plus it creates a big safety hazard,” said a local resident.
According to the town commissioner, the new boat ramp is expected to be ready in about a year.