Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Englewood Beach Re-Nourishment:
Q: What are the dates of the project?
A: It is expected that some equipment will be staged on/around the beach soon after the end of Turtle Season (Oct. 31st). However, actual work on the beach is not expected until sometime on/around December 1st. The completion date is March 31, 2020.
Q: Will the Beach be closed?
A: No. Beach access will permitted in areas not occupied by the construction crews. Those constructions zones will be designated with orange fencing. Once a construction zone is completed, there will be a large pipe left in place that will cause some inconvenience. Provisions will be made to navigate around/over the pipe, but the pipe will be on the beach until the entire project is completed.
Q: Will there be sand shooting through the air?
A: No. Sand will be pumped onto the beach from an offshore sandbar into the designated construction zone. The sand will be the consistency of mud. These zones are expected to be 100-200 feet in length and stretch from the dunes to the water. Tractors will spread the accumulated sand within the construction zone. Once a zone is completed (1-2 days), the zone will move to an adjacent section of the beach.
Q: Will the beach be noisy?
A: The equipment responsible for pumping the sand onto the beach will be located far enough offshore that it will not be heard. However, the tractors and other heavy equipment that will be moving the sand within a construction zone will generate a fair amount of noise.
Q: What section of the beach will be worked on first and in which direction will the project move?
A: With a project as large as this, understandably there are a number of variables involved. The contractor will have the authority to adjust their schedule in a manner that they feel will maximize their efficiencies. The county will not be in a position to direct the work flow.
Q: How can I stay informed of the projects progress?
A: It is expected that they Charlotte County post periodic updates to their website. The Englewood Chamber of Commerce will collect and share as much information as possible. Interested parties are encouraged to regularly review the Chamber’s website (EnglewoodChamber.com) … or follow the Englewood Chamber’s Facebook page.