Upham Beach Stabilization Project 2017 - 2018
Construction will occur along Upham Beach at the north end of St. Pete Beach.
The Upham Stabilization Project will remove the existing yellow geotextile sand bags and, in their place, construct 4 permanent rock T-Groins. After the 4 rock groins are in place, the current plan calls for the beach to be filled by the Army Corp of Engineers with approximately 150,000 yd3 of sand.
This project will be paid for by the County, with Tourist Development Tax funds dedicated to beach nourishment, and the State. The State will pay for 50% of the Upham Stabilization Project and follow up beach nourishment, up to a maximum of $5.7 million.
On December 13, 2016, the County awarded the construction of the Upham Stabilization project to WEEKS MARINE, INC. It is anticipated that the 6-7 month project will begin construction around July 24th. The contractor expects to complete the project by the end of February 2018. During construction, it is anticipated that work will proceed from South to North and that no more than half of the beach will be closed to the public.
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