Sand placement continues in Ponte Vedra and South Ponte Vedra beaches


In the first week of January, FEMA Dune Enhancement Project contractors completed the sand placement along 2,200 feet of shoreline in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Meanwhile, in South Ponte Vedra Beach, 4,500 feet of sand has been placed, along with 3,000 feet of sea oats.

The South Ponte Vedra portion is scheduled for completion in early February, and upon completion, those resources will be reallocated to sand placement operations at Ponte Vedra Beach. The scheduled completion date for the project is March 31; however, due to delays from weather events and labor shortages, the schedule may slip into early summer.

Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park and parking lot remain closed Monday through Friday. A portion of the parking lot and the beach walkway will remain open on Saturdays and Sundays. As a reminder, a portion of Cornerstone Park is being used as a staging area for these projects.

South Ponte Vedra Dune Restoration Project

The South Ponte Vedra Dune Restoration Project is separate from the FEMA Dune Enhancement Project. This project will rebuild a portion of the beach and dune system with sand dredged from an offshore borrow area beginning in and including Serenata Beach extending north for approximately five and a half miles.

The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners will review the South Ponte Vedra Dune Restoration construction bids for the dredged sand beach project at the upcoming Commission meeting on Jan. 18.


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