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A new boardwalk and observation deck are going up at Thompson Island Nature Preserve.
The Delaware State Parks property's three-quarter-mile-trail will be widened and improved, and a 130-foot-long boardwalk will be built.
At the end of the trail, an observation deck with railing will feature an additional access area 6 feet over the marsh so people in wheelchairs can enjoy the view.
The preserve has been owned by Delaware State Parks since 2002 and is used by local hikers. It lies between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, but the preserve is a tough spot to access because parking is scarce off Bay Road. The project will cost an estimated $300,000, with the money coming from the Federal Recreational Trails program.