Treasure Island & Long Key Beach Nourishment
This nourishment project involves Sunshine Beach, Sunset Beach, Upham Beach, and Pass-a-Grille Beach. The sand for the project is planned to come mainly from John’s Pass, Blind Pass, and Pass-a-Grille. If constructed like past projects, sand will be pumped on shore and used to fill the beach. During construction, active work sections will be temporarily closed to the public. Construction activities may occur 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
This will be the last nourishment under the existing Federal Authorization, which expires in 2025. A new 50-year authorization for nourishment of these beaches is currently pending at the federal level. If approved, the next authorization will provide funding for nourishment in 2028 and beyond. For more information on the authorization process, visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project page for Pinellas County.
The Treasure Island nourishment project in 1969 was the first segment of the Pinellas County Shore Protection Project that was nourished since its authorization by Congress in 1966. Upham Beach in St. Pete Beach followed in 1980 and Pass-a-Grille Beach in 1986. These beaches are generally nourished on a 4-5 year cycle, with Pass-a-Grille being nourished every 10 years. Without nourishment projects, there would be little-to-no beach habitat, storm protection or recreational area.
November 2022: Plans, specifications and permit documents are under development.
Anticipated Project Schedule
Construction: Fall 2023 – Summer 2024