Pass-a-Grille beach renourishment about to begin

Pinellas County, Florida, is planning a full nourishment of Pass-a-Grille beach that would be performed in two phases.

Photo courtesy of USACE

During the first phase, between 10,000 and 15,000 cubic yards of sand from the Grand Canal dredging project will be placed between 1st Avenue – 9th Avenue.

For Phase 2, the County is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to place an additional 138,000 cubic yards of sand from Pass-a-Grille Inlet between 22nd Avenue and 1st Avenue to fully nourish and restore Pass-a-Grille Beach.

During Phase 1, work will occur between about 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. If Phase 2 is approved, work will shift to 24-hour operations, seven days a week.

The project will improve boater safety and extend the life and health of the beach. The fishing pier at Southwest Beach will be closed for the duration of the project, beginning early June.