The project will renourish approximately three miles of shoreline along portions of south Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beaches in St. Johns County between FDEP Range Monuments R-102.5 and R-117.5 to restore sand loss due to the November 2021 nor’easter and Hurricanes Ian and Nicole.
The project includes construction of both a dune and beach berm. Planting of dune vegetation will take place as constructed segments are completed. Sand placed on the beach will be dredged from a borrow area that lies in federal waters approximately seven nautical miles offshore. As an approved Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies project, the beach renourishment will be 100% federally funded.
Weeks Marine is expected to begin mobilizing equipment to the beach in mid-August using the designated staging areas at Surfside Park and along Euclid Avenue. Actual sand placement is expected to start a few weeks later in September 2023. The renourishment completion date is projected to be in March 2024.