Unfortunately those using the beach will have to put up with the additional noise, but hopefully will appreciate that this has to be done and how much better the beaches will be for everyone when it is completed.
This $2.7 million project is scheduled from 7 am to 7 pm Mondays through Saturdays, with no work planned from Thanksgiving to November 30th. This should give those here for the holidays and those that live here the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beach, the sun and the sounds of the wave only. The overall project is set to be done before Christmas.
The truck route this year will be through Lee County using Alico Road rather than Corkscrew Road to get to Interstate 75, which should please officials, residents and businesses that had to put up with the added noise and traffic last year. The plan is to start at Third and Lowdermilk Park this week and then the trucks will move to 17th Avenue South. In all, 78,000 tons of sand will be used to repair damage from Tropical Storm Debby in 2012. The sand will go south of Doctors Pass, from north of Lowdermilk Park to the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, between First Avenue North and Third Avenue South, between Seventh Avenue South and 11th Avenue South from the Naples Pier to 20th Avenue South.