Sarasota finished work that began last November and added 40 to 80 feet of sand to critically eroded areas.
SARASOTA — An emergency project to replenish the rapidly diminishing shoreline at Lido Beach with more sand is complete.
The city last week wrapped up an emergency renourishment project that started last November and added an average of 40 to 80 feet of shoreline to parts of critically eroded Lido Beach. The project, which finished on April 4, used approximately 205,000 cubic yards of sand from New Pass to protect structures including the Lido Beach Pool and Pavilion from the Gulf of Mexico, which posed a serious threat to the popular tourist destination. The project cost of $3.9 million was shared by the city, Sarasota County, the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The city’s funding portion was approximately $600,000.