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Trucks are filled with sand to be transported down the shoreline as part of Collier County's multi-million dollar beach renourishment project near Park Shore Beach Park in Naples on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Collier County's multi-million dollar beach renourishment project is underway

Crews transported and distributed sand along the beach near Park Shore Beach Park in Naples on Friday, November 1, as part of Collier County's multi-million dollar beach renourishment project.

Collier County's multi-million dollar beach renourishment project is more than a third complete and on pace to finish up by the end of the year.

Drivers are hauling the sand in from the Stewart Mine in Immokalee, taking about a 50-mile trip. The sand is screened at the mine site for uniformity, then workers at the renourishment site double and triple check the loads brought in by the trucks.

Gary McAlpin, manager of the county’s Coastal Zone Management, said the project is 38% complete.

Contractors from Earth Tech Enterprises are operating from sun up to sundown, seven days a week at three access points along Clam Pass, North Park Shore and Park Shore Beach.

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