Sanibel beach renourishment continues

The Sanibel renourishment project is set continue this week, as crews are about to close the parking lot to Lighthouse Beach.

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The City of Sanibel released a statement on Saturday announcing the identified areas near the Sanibel Lighthouse that will receive additional sand in response to erosion from weather events.

The city will place nearly 400,000 tons of sand to renourish Lighthouse Beach, costing roughly $14 million as a preventative measure of potential weather risks.

Also, the parking lot will be closed so crews can transport sand to buffer the areas afflicted by previous storms, the City of Sanibel said.

The project is expected to be completed by May 1.