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Frequently Asked Questions - Naples Beach Renourishment

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How many truck trips are expected each day?
The maximum number of truck trips per location will be 200 and average at approximately 140.

What does it mean to get mobilized?
When the contractors mobilize they bring necessary equipment to the site, complete construction engineering and perform all the "get ready" tasks needed to begin the truck haul renourishment.

Will beaches be closed?
No beaches will be closed.  Closure will be limited to the work area with access along the beach.

Will Lowdermilk Park be open?
Lowdermilk Park will be closed during the Naples Beach Renourishment; however, the street entrances to the beach will be open.

Will beaches be clearly marked for pedestrians?
Yes, beach access at beach ends will be clearly marked to show pedestrian access for the beach.

What is the schedule for the Beach Renourishment?
Monday through Friday 7:00am to 7:00pm beginning 11/10/2014 and completing by the Christmas Holidays.

Will there be a need to remove trees or other vegetation to allow the trucks access to the beaches?
No.

Truck haul route changes - any expected?
Not at this time.  Changes will be as needed.

Any agreement expected with Lee County to help pay for law enforcement?
No.

Will the Naples Pier be open?
Yes.

Will the Beach Renourishment continue through the Thanksgiving holiday?
No.  The Beach Renourishment will stop for 4 days during Thanksgiving starting on Thanksgiving Day.

Will the Beach Renourishment continue through the Christmas holidays?
No. The Beach Renourishment should be completed before the Christmas Holidays

Will Beach Renourishment continue on Sunday?
No.

Who is in charge of inspecting the trucks?
The Collier County Sherriff's Department will inspect trucks to the Florida Department of Transportation standards.


When are trucks inspected by FDOT?
FDOT certification is done once a year on trucks certifying that they are road worthy.

How are trucks hauling sand to the beach identified?
Please see truck route Locations.

Will sand be placed at Wiggins Beach Park?
No. 

How long are we expecting this renourishment to last?
The project is expected to progress over the next two months.  Currently the final completion date is considered to be December 20, 2014.

Where does this renourishment project rank in Collier County in terms of money spent?
In 2005 there was a Beach Renourishment dredging project that placed about 664,000 cubic yards of sand on the beaches and cost about $20 million.  In 2013, Collier County placed 250,000 cubic yards of sand on the Vanderbilt, Pelican Bay, Park Shore and Naples beaches for approximately 11 million.

Is it possible the renourishment project will wrap up sooner than originally expected?
Yes, weekly progress updates will be posted.

Which beaches are currently getting sand?
Naples beach only.  Click to see the renourishment location map.