Park Shore beach accesses to close as renourishment project gets underway
The Park Shore beach access point at Horizon Way will close Monday as Collier County begins its $5.2 million beach renourishment project. The north end of Gulf Shore Boulevard North closed earlier this week.
Trucks will use Horizon Way beach access to dump 165,000 tons of sand between Doctors Pass and Clam Pass. Workers will use a conveyor system at the Gulf Shore Boulevard North pedestrian access to haul in sand at the northern section.
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Truck hauling from an Immokalee sand pit will begin Wednesday. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year, although the county hopes it will be completed by Thanksgiving, according to County Manager Leo Ochs.
The access points will be closed for the duration of the project, but people will still be able to use the beaches, said Connie Deane, Collier County spokeswoman.
County staff is working with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the city of Naples Police Department to inspect trucks, define staging areas and provide traffic support, according to a news release.
Hours of operations will be seven days a week from sunup to sundown.
For additional information, visit the Coastal Zone Management 2019 Beach Renourishment website or contact Gail Hambright (239) 252-2966.