Beach Nourishment Progress Update for May 23
Work is progressing rapidly along Segment 3 with sand placement from Pelican Harbour (4241 Gulf of Mexico Drive) southward.
May 23, 2016 | Work is progressing rapidly along Segment 3 with sand placement from Pelican Harbour (4241 Gulf of Mexico Drive) southward. Work will progress south until approximately the second half of June to the access site across Gulf of Mexico Drive from Gulfshore/Buttonwood Cove (3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive). Operations will then move southward from the same access point to Veinte (2675 Gulf of Mexico Drive).
The access at Atlas Street (4795 Gulf of Mexico Drive) has re-opened to the public, and the new beach is already home to several sea turtle nests.
Mote Marine Laboratory sea turtle biologists continue to monitor the beach and have relocated more than seven nests from upcoming construction areas to safe areas of the beach where construction activity will not disturb the nests. Thus far this season, there are more than 29 nests along the Longboat Key shoreline.
The contractor will suspend operations on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend (May 28-30) to allow residents and visitors uninterrupted use of the beach. Generally, 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.