JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the closure of Pope Road in St. Augustine Beach starting November 27 for the next scheduled renourishment of the St. Johns County Shore Protection Project. Pope Road will be an equipment staging area, remaining closed for the duration of the project. Construction begins in November and will last for approximately four months (weather pending).
The contractor will place approximately 800,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand from the navigation channel and ebb shoal on the eroded beach. This project will renourish critically eroded shoreline between the southern limits of Anastasia State Park and 8th St. in St. Augustine Beach.
The beach will remain open to residents and visitors outside the work areas. The contractor expects to temporarily close at least 1,200 feet of the beach at a time during the renourishment project. Public access over the dredging pipes will occur roughly over 200 to 300 feet. Swimmers and surfers are strongly encouraged to avoid the construction area to avoid injury.
Project updates will be available at www.saj.usace.army.mil/StAugustineBeach and our social media pages – facebook.com/JacksonvilleDistrict and twitter.com/JaxStrong.
**Note: Future news releases will announce projected dates of beach closures for the duration of the project.
Release no. 17-069