Monroe County Project Management completed an upgrade of the railings at Reynolds Street Pier at Higgs Beach. The railings were replaced per a grant Monroe County received to repair the pier and make the pier ADA compliant. The initial design included a cable railing, that was later found to not perform as well as anticipated in the salty coastal conditions. A redesign allowed the railings to be placed only where needed for safety concerns and ADA compliance. The new railings can be found at the entrance and at the end of the pier where the water is shallow, or where hazards may be in the water.