Parts of the St. Augustine Beach coastline will be transformed as a renourishment project is scheduled to get underway starting in mid-February.
The Army Corps of Engineers said the renourishment project will start along the coastline at Anastasia State Park and move to the south to A St. Engineers said the project will add about 2.5 million cubic yards of sand from the ocean floor along the coastline.
The stretch of the beach getting new sand includes the St. Johns County Pier, several hotels and homes. The beach will remain open to the public during the project except for active work areas. Engineers said workers will close about 1,200 feet of coastline at a time.
Engineers said detailed work schedules and maps of the progress will be distributed at a later date on social media.
The project will start with a staging area for workers being established at Pope Road in mid-February, and then sand will start to be moved starting in early March. The project will address coastal effects along St. Augustine Beach from tropical storms Ian and Nicole in 2022. The federal government is funding the entire project.
The project that’s getting started is similar to a beach renourishment project completed in Decemb er along the Vilano Beach coastline. In that project, 1.1 million cubic yards of sand was replaced along a 3-mile stretch of the beach.
The renourishment project in St. Augustine Beach is expected to be completed by September.