Collier County Beach Renourishment Project to Begin in November

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By Taylor Crehan

The 2020 Beach Renourishment Project is slated to start in early November.

According to county officials, commissioners approved Earth Tech Enterprises, Inc. to place sand on Naples Beach from Doctors Pass to close to Lowdermilk Park.

The sand for the $2 million project will be provided by Stewart Mining in Immokalee through a “separate existing material supply contract.”

The “beach quality” sand will be used to raise and widen the beach by using the northern Lowdermilk Park access.

The northern park exit onto Gulf Shore Boulevard will be closed to the public, along with northern parking areas and the northern beach access walking path.

Lowdermilk Park’s southern entrance at the traffic signal across from Banyan Boulevard will be converted to two-way traffic.

The project is anticipated to be completed in early December. Workers will work on it six days a week, Mondays through Saturdays, from sunrise to sunset.