We have been notified by The Town of Longboat Key that they will be doing up to four beach nourishment projects in 2016. Most of the work will be north of us, but they will be working on our beach as far south as the Veinte (the next property to our south).
The project is designed to take advantage of the available sand resources from both New Pass at the south end of the Key and Longboat Pass at the north end and will be trucked into the public beach access immediately to our north. They are planning to start in April and will work through September.
I spoke with Longboat Key Public Works Director Juan Florensa earlier today and he told me that our beach can remain open, however there will be a corridor marked off for trucks to pass by. Our guests will have access to the Gulf water and the beach for all except about 3 days, and of course they won’t know which 3 days until the project is underway. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until sunset Monday thru Saturday.
So, now you know as much as we know about this.
For more information you can visit the Town’s web site: http://www.longboatkey.org/ and click on “Beach Construction” on the left side. The Coastal Engineer of Record, Olsen and Associates, Inc., will sponsor an interactive website link that will allow residents and visitors to watch the projects’ progress. The interactive site will contain links to tentative schedules, photographic progress of the beach construction, and updates on renourishment.
Please see the PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE for the tentative dates of construction in the various segments of the Key. The schedule is subject to frequent change in order to reflect operations as the work progresses.