Beach renourishment underway in Naples

Some popular Collier County beaches are getting a $2.7 million make-over. On Monday, trucks began hauling sand from Stewart Mine in Immokalee to three unloading stations at 17th Avenue South, 3rd Avenue North and Lowdermilk Park. The nearly 79-ton sand replacement project is in response to beach erosion caused by Tropical Storm Debbie, which hit the coast in late June of 2012. The funding for the project comes from FEMA.

Sand trucks back on the road for Collier beach project

A new Collier beach renourishment project begins Monday, but the trucks will take a different route than last time. The $2.5 million project is smaller than the county’s 2013 project and trucks carrying sand from an inland mine will avoid a congested stretch of Corkscrew Road.