2018 Public Works Projects
Sunset Beach Phase VI Stormwater Project: April - October
The final phase of the Sunset Beach Stormwater Best Management Practices Project will be constructed from April to October 2018. This project will connect stormwater infrastructure to West Gulf Blvd. These improvements are designed primarily to improve discharge water quality while improving stormwater drainage during normal tidal events.
Construction will be located on West Gulf Blvd south of the Bayshore Drive intersection. Bayshore Drive will be used as a detour for southbound traffic and for pedestrians for the majority of the project.
This project also includes the redevelopment the Tern and Ring Billed Gull Parking Lots. Pervious concrete will be used and native vegetation will be added. Throughout the project, the Ring Billed Gull Lot will be closed and used as a staging area by the contractor.
Please use the recycling centers located at Treasure Bay and City Hall.
Central Beach Trail Reconstruction Project: April - August
Beginning April 16th, the Treasure Island Beach Trail will be reconstructed. Currently, the trail is cracked and reconstruction is needed to improve safety and aesthetics. In general, work will begin on the north end of the trail and continue south until construction is complete this August. Beach access will remain available, though less convenient. Please contact Public Works with any questions or concerns.
April 24th Update:the contractor has begun the demolition process at the north end of the trail. Thank you for your patience as this work is completed.
2018 Sunshine & Sunset Beach Renourishment Project: April - early June
Starting April 12th, Norfolk Dredging will begin renourishment activities to replace sand that has been lost due to erosion. Once the project is fully underway, construction will be taking place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Expect noise associated with construction and piping and equipment on the beach.
Beach access points will be kept open to the extent possible. Sunshine Beach construction will affect areas of the beach from Johns Pass to about 116th Ave.
Once Sunshine Beach is complete, a pipe will run the entire length of the beach to provide sand to Sunset Beach.
April 25th Update: Norfolk Dredging is continuing to dredge and place sand on Sunshine Beach. Sunshine Beach renourishment is expected to be completed by May 2nd. Once complete, additional piping will be placed along the full length of the beach for the renourishment of Sunset Beach. On approximately May 15th, the pipe will begin to be removed from the north and central beach areas and the remaining sand for Sunset Beach will be barged in from Egmont Key. The entire project is projected to be completed by June 2nd.
Additional project information is available here.
**Remember: renourishment is vital to our community, both economically and environmentally. Maintaining a healthy coastline helps property values, tourism, wildlife habitat and storm protection.