Sifting Project: If you drive along the beach, you’ll probably notice large piles of sand stored in the beach access lots and crossover streets. Because the sand is mixed with storm debris, it must first be sifted and cleaned before it can be returned to the beach.
During their October meeting, the Town Council authorized staff to work with contracted engineers on a Sand Sifting & Redistribution project. Because this project cannot legally start until after the Sea Turtle Nesting Season officially ends, this project is expected to begin by mid-November, 2020.
The project is projected to cover areas including Middleton Avenue to approximately 30th Place West based on the current estimated volume of the endeavor.
Following sand sifting, the town will begin its beach nourishment project which is set to begin in January. This phase of the project will cover sections of the beach from SE 63rd Street to Middleton Avenue.
How will this work, and how long will it take? Once started, town residents and visitors will notice large machinery working on the sand piles, that acts as a much larger version of a household kitchen sifter. Once cleaned of debris, the sand will be loaded onto trucks and redistributed along the beach. The entire process should be completed by early spring of 2021.
Beach Access: Some beach access points remain closed because of ongoing repair projects to town infrastructure and the Sand Sifting & Redistribution.
*Please note, the Town of Caswell Beach and its beaches are not effected by this ongoing project*