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CEPD gives update on project timeline, more

By CEPD - | Aug 3, 2021


UPDATE (Aug. 3, 2021):

Today, the CEPD updated the closure schedule for the beach parking lots to:

Alison Hagerup Beach Park

– Full closure: Sept. 9-13

– Partial closure: Sept. 14 to Oct. 10

– Full closure: Oct. 11-25

Turner Beach

– Full closure: Aug. 9-21

– Partial closure: Aug. 21 to Sept. 6

– Full closure: Sept. 6-13


ORIGINAL (Aug. 3, 2021):

On July 27, the Captiva Erosion Prevention District reported that it is working with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock on the beach nourishment project, which is set to begin Aug. 18 and into October.

The project is anticipated to be completed within approximately 50 days.

The project area is located between Florida Department of Environmental Protection reference monuments R-84 and R-109 (Captiva), the CEPD reported. The project consists of the placement of approximately 750,000 cubic yards of beach fill along 4.85 miles of shoreline and rehabilitation of existing dunes along the entire Gulf of Mexico shoreline between Redfish Pass and Blind Pass.

Designed to last about eight to 10 years, the project will provide the necessary maintenance to counteract long-term critical erosion of Captiva’s beaches, properties and shorelines.

The CEPD reported that public access to the project area will remain open, with the exception of necessary restrictions enforced in the immediate vicinity of construction activities. The project has a FDEP permit — valid until 2029 — and a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit, valid until 2030.


The CEPD reported that the parking lots for the Alison Hagerup Beach Park, at 14790 Captiva Drive, and Turner Beach, at 17200 Captiva Drive, will be closed in full and partially closed during the project.

Subject to change, the estimated dates for closure are as follows:

Alison Hagerup Beach Park

– Full closure: Sept. 3-10

– Partial closure: Sept. 11 to Oct. 7

– Full closure: Oct. 8-22

Turner Beach

– Full closure: Aug. 6-18

– Partial closure: Aug. 18 to Sept. 3

– Full closure: Sept. 3-10

The CEPD apologized for any inconvenience experienced while the project is completed.


The CEPD reported that many residents are concerned with a recent letter sent by Seismic Surveys regarding vibration monitoring. It describes the project activities, likely schedule, monitoring program, and contact information if an owner has questions or does not wish to participate in the monitoring.

Great Lakes has hired Seismic Surveys as a subcontractor to handle the necessary monitoring duties related to the beach renourishment project. Property owners do not have to pay for these services.

An initial visual assessment of the exterior of each structure has been performed by a vibration control specialist to assess each one’s vibration sensitivity, the CEPD reported. No structures adjacent to the work have been identified as extremely sensitive to vibrations. Upon completion of construction, each structure surveyed prior to construction will be surveyed to the extent of the pre-construction survey. Any changed conditions or damages observed will be photographed and summarized in a report.

To view a sample of the letter, click SEISMIC SURVEYS LETTER.

The project plans, design specifications, cost estimates and tentative cost apportionments are on file and available for public review at the CEPD’s office, at 11513 Andy Rosse Lane, Unit 4, Captiva.

For more information or questions, call 239-472-2472.