Upham Beach T-Groins Will Soon Be Replaced With Jetties

Upham T-Groin Project Begins Today

Upham Beach T-Groin Project

The contractor expects to be bringing equipment to Upham beach today.  On-site work on Upham is now slated to begin August 1st however, The contractor expects to stage some equipment on the beach this week.

The work plan shows that the rock will be barged onto the site, not transported by trucks.  The plan also shows that not more than ½ the beach will be closed at any one time.  As the project begins, the contractor anticipates to finish everything by February 2018 depending on weather and surf conditions.

“During a presentation at the June 26 St. Pete Beach City Commission meeting, John Bishop outlined the current status of the project and the direction it is expected to go in coming months.

Bishop explained that five geotextile T-groins, which are yellow fabric tubes similar to sand bags, have prevented sand erosion in the past but are now worn out. Because of that, sand has washed out of the area.

They will be replaced by the four rock jetties – a project that is expected to take 12 to 15 months. Funding is coming from the state and county.” – By BOB McCLURE

For more information: read the full article in the Beach Beacon.

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