St. Johns County beach front renourishment wrapping up

beach renourishment in St. Johns County will wrap up soon, but a lot more seaside initiatives are gearing up. 

1 effort to beef up the shoreline started late this yr, and sand placement should really be finished soon, claimed Damon Douglas, St. Johns County’s coastal manager. The operate stretches from just north of Nease Beachfront Park to about the Ocean Villas in the Serenata Beach front neighborhood. 

“They’re anticipating by just just after New Year’s,” he reported. 

The U.S. Military Corps of Engineers, which has an agreement with St. Johns County for the undertaking, is main the hard work.

A woman walks across a sand walkway over a pipe on Vilano Beach on Monday. The pipe was used in a beach renourishment project that added 1.3 million cubic yards of sand to the area.

At the time the sand placement is finished, crews will very clear the gear, like the pipe used to pump sand on the seashore, off the shoreline. That gear ought to be gone some time in February, Douglas mentioned. 

The routine can improve due to the fact of temperature or unexpected situation. 

The project was expected to provide about 1.3 million cubic yards of sand to the spot. The seashore nourishment is envisioned to be redone every single 12 several years on typical.