Photo credit/Eduardo Buchin/Jupiter,FL.
Beginning in early November, Palm Beach County began hauling 200,000 cubic yards of beach sand for a beach renourishment project south of the Jupiter Inlet at Carlin Park. Approximately 120 truckloads of sand will be delivered from a mine in Port St. Lucie daily. The trucks will travel via I-95 to Indiantown Road to a staging area at Carlin Park, 400 A1A, Jupiter, during off peak hours to avoid impacts on traffic and morning rush hour.
Palm Beach County Tourist Development Tax and the State of Florida fund the $5.5 million renourishment beach project. The sand will be placed along 3,500 feet of beach front and 200,000 dune plants will be planted. Work on the beach project will take place between sunrise and sunset Monday through Saturday beginning November 12 and is anticipated to be completed March 31, 2015.
The US Army Corps of Engineers will dredge an additional 100,000 cubic yards of sand from an offshore borrow site and place it at Jupiter Beach Park in November.
For more information on the Jupiter Beach Renourishment Project at Carlin Park, please visit Palm Beach County Environmental Resource Management’s page.