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Manasota Key Beach Renourishment Project

Project Description

The beaches within the project area begin at Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Reference Monument R-175 in Sarasota County and the project extends for over 4.4 miles across the Sarasota County / Charlotte County line south to the Stump Pass Beach State Park, approximately 400 feet south of R15.

The initial project proposes to discharge 1,009,000 cubic yards of beach compatible sand inclusive of the design beach, advance nourishment, equilibrium template, construction tolerance and tapers to restore the critically eroding shoreline of Manasota Key between R175 (Sarasota County) to R15.4 (Charlotte County). The County permitted five offshore borrow areas for their existing Erosion Control Project (USACE Permit SAJ-1997-05200 SP-MMB dated February 17, 2016) and have identified three new offshore borrow areas, for a total of eight offshore borrow areas to provide the sand for initial construction and subsequent renourishment. The beach fill will impact 2.1 acres of persistent and 2.5 acres of ephemeral nearshore hardbottom. Two mitigation reef placement areas totaling approximately 4.8 acres are proposed to be constructed concurrently with the initial restoration as compensatory mitigation

Project Location

The beaches within the project area begin at Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Reference Monument R-175 in Sarasota County and the project extends for over 4.4 miles across the Sarasota County / Charlotte County line south to the Stump Pass Beach State Park, approximately 400 feet south of R15.

Project Impacts

Latest Updates

Sand Placement - Complete

Mitigation Reef - Complete

Budget

Phase Cost
Design $68,500
Construction $21,300,000

Schedule

Phase Estimated Start Date Forecast Completion Actual Completion
Design Development 08/04/2016 01/01/2019 01/29/2020
Construction 03/02/2020 04/30/2020 05/01/2020

Supporting Materials

Project Phase
Project Complete

Last Updated
04/15/2021

Project Manager
Matthew Logan

Public Relations
Tracy Doherty
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Sponsor Department
Public Works

Design Engineer/Architect
Coastal Engineering Consultants

Construction Contractor
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (Beach

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