NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The first major beach renourishment on several of Collier County's beaches since 2006 is set to begin this week.
The Naples Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/19DmfAM ) that hundreds of trucks will be hauling sand for the beaches on Monday morning. It's a $9.5 million project that involves tons of sand and thousands of truck trips. The job is expected to take four months.
The county's coastal projects manager, Gary McAlpin, told the Coastal Advisory Committee last week that the goal was to make the move "as smooth and seamless as we can."
Project planners say up to 400 trucks per day will make the trip.
Some areas covering 300 to 500 feet of beach will be fenced off for safety reasons, but beachgoers can see the progress along paths.