PHOTO: New Sand for Vilano Beach
The Vilano Beach sand placement operations, aimed to place about 250,000 cubic yards of sand on damaged areas, are moving according to schedule.
Beach fill operations started on April 1 and is scheduled to end before the start of hurricane season, on June 1.
The project is made possible through a partnership between St. Johns County, Florida Inland Navigation District, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District.
“It’s a win-win project,” says Project Manager, Lacy Pfaff. “It was a team effort to pull this together and beneficially use the dredged material on the eroded beach.”
Construction operations prohibits vehicular beach access at both Vilano Beach and Porpoise Point; however, emergency vehicles will have access to the beach as will pedestrian traffic in most areas, USACE said. About 1,200 feet of the beach will close to the public at a time as work continues along the beach.