The City of Sanibel has received from Lee County updated communications related to the Shoreline Stabilization Project currently underway on Sanibel Causeway Island B.
The Sanibel Causeway Island B Shoreline Stabilization Project addresses chronic erosion of the San Carlos Bay and Pine Island Sound shorelines of the Causeway. The project consists of clearing exotic vegetation along the shoreline, excavating some existing stone which will be reused, placement of new beach sand and construction of “T-Groins”. A T-Groin is a structure built perpendicular to the shoreline and is used to capture sand preventing it from eroding off the beach.
The contractor will work first on the Pine Island Sound side of the island then move to the San Carlos Bay side of the island. Areas of Island B will be restricted during the construction of the shoreline stabilization project. The project is expected to be complete by spring 2022.
Sanibel residents and visitors are encouraged to track the progress of the project by visiting https://www.leegov.com/parks/beaches/causeway.