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Anna Maria Island Beach Renourishment Updates


This page is to inform guests that beginning this spring/summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be conducting two phases of beach re-nourishment projects on Anna Maria Island. The first phase, the Central Beach Project, will take place along the beaches between 78th Street North on Holmes Beach to approximately 5th Street South in Bradenton Beach. The second phase, the Coquina Beach Project, will take place at 5th Street South in Bradenton Beach and continue south to Longboat Key. At this time, the Army Corps of Engineers has begun the construction on the beach and will continue through mid-November 2020. Portions of the beach will be closed during active construction that may restrict the public from traversing along the shoreline. Please abide by all safety fencing and do not enter the construction area. The construction equipment will progress down the beach on a 24-hour, 7-day a week schedule, with activity in front of any single property not expected to last longer than a few days during average conditions. Note that beyond average conditions, this time may be delayed by weather conditions, mechanical repairs, or environmental protection requirements. Please refer to the website below for regular updates during construction on completion progress, location of active work, and location of anticipated work as the project progresses down the island. 






LOCATION:

July 17 Update: Project is currently located between 66th Street to 58th Street in Holmes Beach

July 24 Update: Project is currently located between 54th Street to 50th Street in Holmes Beach (moving south). Estimated to reach Manatee Public Beach in about a week.

July 30 Update: Project will be at the Manatee Public Beach area between July 30 and August 8. There is a pedestrian walkway near the dunes that you can walk laterally past the beach closure to get to open beach, although the beach closure may be up to 1000 feet.

August 7 Update: The beach project is complete to approximately 33rd Street. The contractor is going to shift the submerged pipeline landing location to approximately 34th Street starting this coming week. It will take about 7-10 days to complete the reconfiguration, and there would be no advance of beach work during that time. Plastic pipeline is being stored on the beach between 37th Street (northern extent) and 34th Street (southern extent) with beach access landward and seaward of the storage area.

August 17 Update: The contractor estimates to be working between 34th Street and 30th Street this week. Plastic pipeline is currently being stored on the beach between 37th Street (northern extent) and 34th Street (southern extent) with beach access landward and seaward of the storage area.

August 21 Update: The project is currently located between 28th Street and 26th Street in Holmes Beach, and advancing south. The contractor anticipates there could be some delays due to Tropical Depression Thirteen.

September 4 Update: The project is currently located between 24th Street and 22nd Street in Bradenton Beach, advancing south. Next week they are projecting to work to 17th Street. The completion date remains October 31, 2020.

September 11 Update: The project is currently located between 22nd Street and south of 17th Street in Bradenton Beach, and advancing south. Next week they are projecting to work to 12th Street. The project is 57% complete based on schedule. The completion date remains October 31, 2020.

September 18 Update: The dredge was brought into safe harbor on Saturday 9/12. As the seas continue to calm down and the contractor determines the conditions to be safe, they will return the dredge to the sand source and resume beach construction. The starting point when dredging resumes will be on the beach at approximately 17th Street N at Bradenton Beach. Next week they are projecting to work to 11th Street N. The project is 63% complete based on schedule. The completion date remains October 31, 2020.

September 25 Update: The project is currently located between south of 17th Street and north of 12th Street in Bradenton Beach, and advancing south. Next week they are projecting to work to 6th Street. The project is 69% complete based on schedule. The completion date remains October 31, 2020.