Posted on November 9, 2021
NAPLES, Fla.– An $8.2 million beach renourishment project began this week on Naples Beach.
The County said Vanderbilt Beach is next in December, followed by a portion of Pelican Bay Beach early next year.
The goal is to ease erosion by raising and widening the three public beaches. The project will require a total of nearly 270,000 tons of sand.
Dump trucks will take an estimated 200 trips to a mining site northwest of Immokalee every day to pick the sand up.
The 3rd Avenue North entrance to Naples Beach serves as a staging area for dump trucks to haul in over 100,000 tons of sand through the end of the month.
Crews will be on-site Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 7 PM. Most of the beaches will remain open to the public.