February 20, 2018 - Here's what we have, so far, in terms of information about the 2018 beach renourishment for Treasure Island. Click HERE for map and details.
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 John’s 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.
The nourishment project that was awarded in September to Norfolk Dredging is expected to cost $41.7 million. The County’s portion will be paid with Tourist Development Tax funds dedicated to beach nourishment.
Construction will occur along 9 miles of shoreline and take ~4-6 months to complete placing over 900,000 cubic yards of sand.
Coastal residents are invited to learn about the upcoming Sand Key and Treasure Island beach nourishment project on Wednesday, March 28, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Indian Shores Municipal Facility, located at 19305 Gulf Blvd. in Indian Shores. The meeting will provide an overview of the project and project timetable.
Representatives from Pinellas County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will answer questions about the project.
Beach nourishment benefits the community by providing increased storm protection for property owners and recreational opportunities for beach visitors. It also creates important habitat for shorebirds and nesting sea turtles. The project aligns with Pinellas County’s strategic goal of practicing superior environmental stewardship by preserving and managing environmental lands, beach parks and historical assets.For more information about the Sand Key and Treasure Island 2018 beach nourishment project, visit www.pinellascounty.org/environment/coastalmngmt/sandkey.htm.