Delray Beach to Begin Beach Renourishment Project in February 2013

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – The City of Delray Beach will begin a Beach Renourishment Project in February 2013 to restore erosion-damaged areas along the Municipal Beach. This project, which will encompass 1.9 miles, is expected to enhance the overall aesthetics of the beach, provide upland protection to area roads and properties and improve the recreational opportunities, environmental conditions and sustainability of Delray’s world-class beach. The City’s Beach Renourishment project is expected to begin in February 2013, and is planned to be completed in March/April 2013 or 30 to 45 days after commencement, subject to weather conditions. Construction will occur along the beach, beginning just north of Atlantic Avenue, and continuing south to Linton Blvd. During the project’s construction, approximately 1,208,000 cubic yards (923,600 cubic meters) of sand will be placed on the beach from two offshore locations. To date, the City has received reimbursement funding authorization of more than $4,022,174 from Palm Beach County and the State of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection to complete this project. The remaining $5,188,207 will be funded by the City of Delray Beach. For more information on the Beach Renourishment Project, contact Paul Dorling, Director of Planning and Zoning, at (561) 243-7040, or E-mail pzmail@mydelraybeach.com.