Beach Renourishment Update

Beach Renourishment Update
Beginning this spring, the Army Corp of Engineering will be conducting two phases of beach renourishment projects on Anna Maria Island.

The first phase, the Central Beach Project, will take place along the beaches between 78th Street North on Holmes Beach to approximately 5th Street South in Bradenton Beach. The second phase, the Coquina Beach Project, will take place at 5th Street South in Bradenton Beach and continue south to Longboat Key.

At this time, the Army Corps of Engineers are planning for construction on the beach to begin in February/March 2020 at the earliest and continue through July 2020.

The construction equipment will progress down the beach on a 24-hour, 7-day a week schedule, with heavy activity in front of any single property not expected to last longer than a few days during average conditions. Note that beyond average conditions, this time may be delayed by weather conditions, mechanical repairs, or environmental protection requirements.

As a federal construction contract, the schedule of work and resolution of any complaints is under the strict control of the Army Corps.

The cost of the projects will be partly covered by state and federal funding due to storm damage and sand loss from Hurricanes Hermine and Irma.