$12 million project to replenish sand on county beaches from Wabasso Beach northward
Indian River, Fl- A $12 million project to replenish sand on county beaches from Wabasso Beach northward to the Seaview subdivision is to begin Jan. 4.
About 307,000 cubic yards of sand will be pumped onto the 3.7-mile stretch.
The project must be completed by April 30 to avoid turtle nesting season.
About $4.7 million of the cost will come from Federal Emergency Management Agency hurricane reimbursements funds, while $7.2 million will come from local tourist taxes.
Beaches and dunes sustained significant erosion damage from hurricanes Matthew in 2016, Irma in 2017 and Dorian in 2019.
The overall project will take place over two fiscal years to spread out the cost. Phase 2 of this beach reconstruction, about 2.9-miles from Wabasso Beach Park south to Turtle Trail beach access, will not begin until November and and conclude by April 30, 2022.