USA: Marco Island Beach Renourishment Kicks Off
Residents and visitors can expect $1,358,000 worth of beach maintenance and improvement activity to commence early this month on South Beach Marco Island.
Despite being peak tourist season, the schedule for work on the beach requires completion within the next 60 days before the start of turtle nesting season on May 1.
The beach renourisment work to be performed on Marco Island is from the Somerset condominium south to the Belize at Cape Marco. The contractor is Cavache, Inc., and the cost is $630,000. Work will start early this month.
In addition, maintenance and improvement work on five existing rock erosion control structures will be performed by Florida Marine Construction for $728,000 and will be under way soon as well. Two groins near the Cozumel condominium located partially on the upland portion of the beach and partially in Gulf waters must be finished by May 1 to avoid turtle nesting season mandates.
Work on three rock breakwater structures west of Cape Marco entirely off shore in the Gulf has to be done by the end of this year (2013).
Press Release, March 5, 2013