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Beach Nourishment Update for July 1
Posted Date:
7/1/2016
The truck haul beach nourishment project, which continues to progress ahead of schedule, will be temporarily suspended during Independence Day weekend, July 1-4.
July 1, 2016 | The truck haul beach nourishment project, which continues to progress ahead of schedule, will be temporarily suspended during Independence Day weekend, July 1-4.

Sand hauling in Segment 4 -- between the access point at Gulfshore/Buttonwood Cove (3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive) and the 3400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive near the Seahorse Resort -- should be completed by July 15. The contractor will then spend a week or two removing equipment and restoring the beach access.

By June 30, over 275,000 tons of sand had been delivered by truck to Longboat Key since the project started in April. Approximately 89 percent of the total truck tonnage had been delivered.

As of June 27, Mote Marine Laboratory sea turtle biologists had documented 636 sea turtle nests on Longboat Key. Ninety-eight nests had been relocated from upcoming construction areas to safe areas of the beach where construction activity will not disturb the nests. At least three nests had hatched, and the hatchlings reached Gulf waters.

Personnel from Sauers Environmental Management continue to monitor for shorebirds, which are mating and nesting along the Longboat Key shoreline.

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. For additional status updates and helpful links, click here.

 

 
 
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