VIDEO: Lido Beach Emergency Renourishment Kicks Off

Pumping and dredging works have begun for the Lido Beach emergency renourishment project, the City of Sarasota, FL, said in its latest announcement. 

The work will be proceeding from the north end of the public beach area to the south over the next 90 days, according to the update.

The emergency renourishment program, conducted by Coastal Dredging Corp., is intended to address the critical erosion of Lido Beach by replacing sand that was lost during Tropical Storm Hermine (2016), Hurricane Irma (2017) and subsequent storms and tidal action.

As part of the short-term project, approximately 185,000 cubic yards of sand from New Pass will be utilized to renourish Lido, restoring the shoreline and dunes and protecting public property and infrastructure, including the Lido concession, pavilion, public restrooms and swimming pool.