Beach Nourishment Progress Update for April 22
Work on the first segment of the beach nourishment project is approximately 85 percent complete.
Work on the first segment of the beach nourishment project is approximately 85 percent complete. More than 2,400 truckloads of sand have been delivered from the mine in Immokalee for placement on the beach south of the Islander Club, in the area from the Aria condominium southward to the Bay Isles Beach Club and the Sunset Beach condominium, Villa di Lancia, and En Provence Condominiums (see photos below from April 7 and April 20).
Mote Marine Laboratory sea turtle biologists continue to monitor the beach for signs of sea turtle nesting, but none have been identified yet. Sea turtle nests that are found in work areas will be relocated to safe areas of the beach where no construction activity will disturb them.
After work is completed in this segment, truck haul operations will shift to the Atlas Street public beach access at 4795 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The access point will close to the public temporarily, beginning the week of April 25 for beach construction north of Westchester Condominiums to Casa Del Mar resort, 4825 to 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The truck haul operates 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with sand hauling trucks traversing the beach in both directions, escorted by ATV for safety. Please pardon the interruption while we work to enhance the beach.