Indian River County Announces Beach Closures Amid Beach Restoration Project

Beaches in Indian River County
Beaches in Indian River County

The Indian River County (IRC) Public Works Coastal Engineering Division announced that construction for the Sector 3 Phase 2 Beach and Dune Restoration Project will begin on November 1, 2021 and run through April 30, 2022.

Construction activities for Phase 2 of the project represent 2.9 miles of Atlantic coastline. Approximately 280,000 cubic yards of beach-compatible sand will be placed on the dune and the berm, resulting in a wider beach,” a county spokesperson said.

Additionally, over 302,000 native dune plants will be planted along the dune. 

Sea Grape

Beach park access at Sea Grape will be closed beginning Friday, October 29, 2021, so the contractor can begin on-beach construction on November 1, 2021 following the end of sea turtle nesting season. 

The park will remain closed until the construction of this phase is complete.

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Concurrently, the remaining construction activities for Phase 1 of the Sector 3 project will be completed. This project is also scheduled to start on November 1, 2021, and includes placing nearly 30,000 cubic yards on the north end of Sector 3. 

Treasure Shores

Beach park access at Treasure Shores will be closed beginning Friday, October 29, 2021, so the contractor can begin beach construction on November 1, 2021. 

This closure is anticipated to last 45 days while construction activities are completed.

Project updates and beach park closures are available on the IRC website at www.ircgov.com and social media platforms as they become available.


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