Sand Key and Treasure Island Nourishment Project 2018
The nourishment project that was awarded in September to Norfolk Dredging is expected to cost $51 million and begin in April. Portions of Clearwater to Redington Beach and Treasure Island will be nourished.
Construction will begin in Treasure Island and then move to North Redington Beach where portions of the beach will be filled up through Clearwater. In total, construction is expected to last 5-7 months and will place over 1.3 million cubic yards of sand.
To reach the correct beach elevation during construction, portions of the landward edge of the project will need to be constructed on private land. Constructing the full project is dependent on getting easements on private land that are required by the Army Corp of Engineers. In addition to allowing for construction, these easements ensure that sand placed on private lands are open to the public.
This project is expected to cost $51.5 million with the Federal government paying $40.1 million and the County and State each paying $5.7 million. The County’s portion will be paid with Tourist Development Tax funds dedicated to beach nourishment.
Norfolk Dredging was selected to construct the 2018 Sand Key and Treasure Island Nourishment Projects. The contractor anticipates mobilizing to the site on April 1, 2018 and commence dredging around April 15, 2018. They plan to begin in Treasure Island first filling Sunshine Beach and Sunset Beach with sand dredged from Johnís Pass. Next, they will begin nourishing North Redington Beach with sand from the Egmont Shoal Borrow area and work from south to north, finishing at the Ultimar Condo in Clearwater.