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Beach Renourishment Project to begin in Collier County

Posted at 9:54 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 21:54:55-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla — The Collier County 2020 Beach Renourishment Project is projected to start in early November.

The Board of County Commissioners approved a $2 million overall project budget on May 26th.

On Tuesday, the BCC approved Earth Tech Enterprises, Inc., to haul and place sand on Naples Beach from Doctors Pass to near Lowdermilk Park.

Sand for the project will be provided by Stewart Mining in Immokalee through a separate existing material supply contract.

Collier County, Coastal Zone Management, will perform a construction engineering inspection.

The inspection will be done with third-party auditing and quality assurance by Taylor Engineering.

The project will place approximately 47,500 cubic yards of beach quality sand at the northern Lowdermilk Park to rise and widen the beach.

The county also says the northern park exit onto Gulf Shore Boulevard and the northern parking areas will be closed to the public.

During the last week of this month, the county says mobilization of equipment and staging areas for the project will begin.

The county says the project will be conducted six days a week, Mondays through Saturdays, from sunrise to sunset.

They expect the project to be done in early December.