Project to nourish beaches starts Aug. 2
A $5.2 million project to nourish beaches in Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach will begin Aug. 2.
Sponsored by Pinellas County, with costs shared by local, state and federal governments, the project will nourish three beaches and is scheduled for completion by December.
Equipment is being staged in Treasure Island at the 77th Avenue beach access parking area and near the public beach at 112th Avenue.
On Aug. 2, sand dredged from John's Pass will be placed on Sunshine Beach from 127th Avenue to 120th Avenue, and at Sunset Beach from 88th Avenue to 77th Avenue.
In October, sand dredged from Blind Pass will be placed on Upham Beach, located at the north end of St. Pete Beach.
The project at Upham Beach will extend from 71st Avenue southward 4,000 feet to 58th Avenue. Work to nourish each beach will last four to five weeks.
For more information, call (727) 464-4633.