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VFW Road to stay open, for now

VFW Road to stay open for now (Photo Source: WLOX) VFW Road to stay open for now (Photo Source: WLOX)
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - It appears VFW Road inside the Gulf Islands National Seashore will remain open, at least for now. The park service was considering closing that road because of increased traffic since many motorists use VFW Road as a popular short cut.

A management plan review says keep the road open, unless traffic increases 25 percent above a baseline measured in 2010. If that happens, the park will enact measures including possibly closing the road.

The management plan also addresses a concern about too many boats crowding Horn Island on weekends. Park managers are considering limiting those numbers by possibly implementing a permit system for boats visiting the island.

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