Beach Nourishment will occur along Upham Beach at the north end of St. Pete Beach.
The contractor will begin mobilizing equipment to Upham Beach early to mid-May. Sand could begin being pumped on the beach by late May. In total, construction is expected to last about 2 weeks and will place approximately 150,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach. The sand will be pumped from Blind Pass.
The Upham portion of the nourishment project was awarded last fall and is expected to cost $3.5 million with the Federal government paying $2.1 million and the County and State each paying $678,000. The County’s portion will be paid with Tourist Development Tax funds dedicated to beach nourishment.
Construction began on May 27, 2019.