Pinellas County FL (C)

May 2023


Pinellas County, FL
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 13, 14, 16


The project extends along 25 miles of island beaches from Dunedin Pass to Pass-a-Grille Pass. The project provides for the restoration of 1 mile of shoreline on Clearwater Beach Island, restoration of 9.3 miles of shoreline on Sand Key, restoration of 1.7 miles of shoreline on Treasure Island, nourishment of 1 mile of shoreline on Long Key, and periodic nourishment, as needed, along the entire length of the four segments.


Estimated Total Cost $491,900,000
Estimated Federal Cost $299,800,000


     a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY22 $135,546,000
Allocation for FY23 $0
President's Budget FY24 $0


     b. P.L. 117-58: Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Law:

Total Work Plan $17,100,000
Allocation thru FY22 $17,135,000
Allocation for  FY23




Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
14 South Ft. Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, Florida 33756


Renourishment of the Sand Key, Treasure Island, and northern portion of the Long Key segment was completed in 2018 following Hurricane Hermine and Hurricane Irma impacts to the county beaches. Construction costs totaled approximately $52M, with over $22M in Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) funding. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2022 (P.L. 117-58) appropriated $17,135,000 for the Pinellas County, FL Beach Erosion Control project. The team is preparing to award a construction contract in late FY23 for what is assumed to be the final renourishment of Treasure Island and Long Key under the current authorization. A Chief’s Report was signed in October 2021 and Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2022 provided new authority. The sand sources for this upcoming event are beach quality material from Johns Pass, Blind Pass, and Pass-a-Grille.


Pinellas County Shore Protection Project map