Sanibel Beach begins renourishment project

Reporter: Tiffany Rizzo Writer: Nicholas Karsen
Published: Updated:

The Sanibel Beach renourishment project is set to restore the many sections of the beach to pre-hurricane conditions.

Over 400,000 tons of sand will be distributed by over 100 dump trucks throughout the island.

The multi-month-long project will have dump trucks deposit sand into areas where large spots of sand are still missing since Hurricane Ian tore up the area’s beaches.

Crews will begin working on Tuesday morning, placing sand at Reach 1 and Reach 4. The beaches will be open for the public to enjoy, just be mindful of construction crews working.

The City of Sanibel informed the community that the beaches not being worked on will remain open to the public.

The project is expected to be completed in April 2024, just in time for the sea turtle nesting season.

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