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Sarasota County’s Turtle Beach repair project advances; some beach access to be closed

Posted on June 12, 2023

Sarasota County is making progress on its Turtle Beach repair project and expects to finish it by the end of the month.

As of Saturday, June 3, about 67,200 of an expected 92,000 cubic yards of sand had been placed along South Siesta Key’s beaches.

Smith said there have been some instances of the sand-delivery trucks arriving at Turtle Beach Park very early in the morning and in numbers that overflow the staging area for the project. He said that this isn’t an approved activity, as the contractor is only allowed to work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and they aren’t supposed to stage outside of the approved area. The county directed the contractor on Monday to correct this issue going forward.

On Tuesday, no trucks were outside the staging area at 6:30 a.m., Smith said. He added that the county continues to monitor the issue daily and will enforce the requirements of its contract with the construction company.


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