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US: Bathtub Reef Beach renourishment project due to get under way

Project Updates // March 14, 2017

Bathtub Reef Beach in Marin County in Florida will undergo renourishment during the spring of 2017, with 86,000 cubic yards of sand to be placed on the beach, borrowed from the Sailfish Point Navigational Channel.

The first step in the six-week project is the fusing and laying of pipes. Beginning on 13 March a small portion of the southeast Stuart Causeway parking area will be closed intermittently through March 25 while pipes are placed in the water.

During the renourishment process, partial beach closures will be in place, although the parking lot and pavilion will remain accessible. The area for renourishment runs from the north end of Bathtub Reef Beach and south into Sailfish Point. Martin County has contracted with Ferreira Construction for the project, and the beach portion of project is scheduled for completion by May 1.

The renourishment of Bathtub Reef Beach is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hurricane Recovery Project. Information about beach and parking lot closings, beach access, construction and restoration updates will be provided in a timely basis here on the County website and on Facebook.

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