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Collier County Beach Renourishment Project Set to Begin in November

Collier County next month has contracted to add 150,000 cubic yards of sand to beaches from Lowdermilk Park to Naples Pier, as well as Vanderbilt Beach and part of Pelican Bay beach. 

The project is expected to begin in November as the busy season starts. Commissioner Andy Solis said no work can be done until after turtle season ends Nov. 1.

So that’s when as many as 160 trucks each day will bring sand from the Stewart Mine near Immokalee sunrise to sunset to complete the work as quickly as possible. 

Placement of this sand is designed to renourish these sections of the Gulf beach for three years without any exceptional storms, hurricanes or unexpected weather conditions. 

Funding for this beach renourishment project, not to exceed $7.3 million, is provided by the tourist development tax.  

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