Sand Key Nourishment Project 2017-2018
The nourishment project is expected to cost $32 million and be awarded in August with construction beginning as early as fall 2017. Treasure Island, and Upham Beach may be added to the project depending on funding.
Construction will occur along 9 miles of shoreline and take ~4-6 months to complete placing nearly 900,000 cubic yards of sand. We expect to nourish the shoreline beginning 1-mile south of Clearwater Pass to Redington Beach, excluding Belleair Shore.
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 $31.8 million with the Federal government paying $24.7 million and the County and State each paying $3.5 million. The County’s portion will be paid with Tourist Development Tax funds dedicated to beach nourishment.