St. Augustine Beach renourishment kicking off next week

USACE contractor has begun establishing a staging area at the Pope Road access point and will continue deploying equipment in the week ahead with beach placement of dredged sand set to start in early March.

Photo courtesy of the City of St. Augustine Beach

The re-nourishment will place approximately 2.5 million cubic yards of sand on critically eroded beaches within the city of St. Augustine Beach, extending three miles from Anastasia State Park at the north to the vicinity of A Street at the southern end of the shoreline.

The $33 million contract, awarded to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, is 100 percent federally funded with Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies monies. The renourishment is projected to be complete by the end of June, weather permitting.