July 16, 2019: Schedule Update! Construction related activities for the St. Joseph Peninsula beach renourishment project are set to begin within the first week of August. The project limits include the area of beach between the Stumphole revetment and the southern boundary of Billy J. Rish Park. Mobilization efforts by the Contractor, Manson Construction Co., will be beginning shortly in anticipation of starting to pump sand around the third week of August. Sand pumping is set to begin in the area of the beach south of the Scallop Cove Convenience Store, and will progress southward initially. Staging and stockpiling of construction equipment will be occurring near the Stumphole revetment. The following image illustrates where the sand pumping will begin and the initial direction of construction. Project phasing is also briefly discussed below.
In general, the beach project will begin at the southern end of the project area and advance to the north toward Rish Park. There will be two “Sublines” (Southern and Northern) where pipes are connected to a hopper dredge anchored offshore, so that sand can be pumped directly onto the beach. Manson intends to use the Hopper Dredge GLENN EDWARDS for this project (link to vessel statistics). Pumping will begin on the beach in the area shown above just south of the Scallop Cove Convenience Store (“Southern Subline”) and will proceed to the south along Segment 1 toward the Stumphole revetment. Once Segment 1 is complete, the contractor will then proceed to the north from the “Southern Subline” along Segment 2. Upon completion of Segments 1 and 2, the contractor will move to the “Northern Subline” to fill Segment 3 and end with Segment 4. Please note, all schedules provided are tentative and subject to change.
April 12, 2019: Schedule Update! We are getting closer to restarting the St. Joseph Peninsula Beach Renourishment project. Manson Construction is still Gulf County's Contractor to construct the beach project and have provided us with an updated schedule. Our tentative schedule to begin construction and to begin pumping sand is slated for the end of August 2019, with mobilization and staging beginning approximately two weeks prior to that date. We will be posting more information in the future as it becomes available for public release. In the meantime, please feel free to browse through the FAQ's for any project related questions and for any additional questions not answered in the FAQ's, feel free to contact us through the email form below.
January 17, 2019: Status Update! We have been working behind the scenes to get the project back up and running since Hurricane Michael's landfall. The beach renourishment project is tentatively slated to begin construction in late spring/ early summer time of 2019. We are still assessing the post-storm beach conditions and are beginning to re-design the project to account for changes to the beach as a result of the Hurricane. As more information becomes available, we will be sure to update this site more frequently.
October 16, 2018: Due to the recovery efforts in Gulf County associated with the Category 4, Hurricane Michael, the start of the proposed beach renourishment project has been delayed until further notice. We will continue to post updates on the project status as they become available to be released to the general public. We will continue to work with the County on the restoration of the St. Joseph Peninsula beaches.
October 8, 2018:Project Schedule Update! The Project is temporarily delayed due to the arrival of Hurricane Michael this week. We are estimating starting the project around the end of this week at this time. An update will be provided once we assess the beach conditions after Michael passes.
October 1, 2018: Project Schedule Update! The Project is still set to begin on October 8th south of the Scallop Cove convenience store. The following image illustrates where the pumping will begin and the direction. Manson Construction has mobilized to the Peninsula and is making the necessary preperations to begin pumping sand this coming Monday. At this time, it is unknown if we will have a full project or not. Further updates will be provided as we confirm more information. Thanks for your patience to date!
September 24, 2018: Project Schedule Update! In response to the special BCC meeting last Monday, the project is tentatively set to begin on or around the week of October 8th, 2018 with reduced project limits due to the reduction in funding (RESTORE Act Grant.) The contractor, Manson Construction Co. will begin to mobilize to the site in the next couple of days near the Stumphole rock revetment. Following the completion of mobilization efforts, sand will begin being pumped from an area south of Scallop Cove from a contractor installed subline, and will progress southward. Depending on the award of a grant from the RESTORE Act, the project will either end near the rock revetment or then proceed to the north towards Billy J. Rish Park. Additional project related details to be provided soon. Please visit the FAQ's for questions commonly asked relating to construction of the beach project such as what to do about your boardwalk.
August 3, 2018: The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) have been updated to add additional information on what visitors and homeowners can expect while the project is under construction. Also included are links to articles published with an update on the status of the project from Gulf County.
July 31, 2018: We currently do not have an anticipated start date at this time. An update on this website will be provided once we have the final details in order.
June 15, 2018: Manson Construction Co. was awarded Bid No. 1718-13 for a total of $10.2 Million to place roughly 705,000 Cubic Yards of sand on the southern end of St. Joseph Peninsula. The Contractor intends to start in the vicinity of the Stumphole revetment and progress northward. Construction is estimated to begin on or around August 1, 2018, subject to change.
March 19, 2018: Plans and Specifications have been released to potential bidders for the 2018 St. Joseph Peninsula Beach Renourishment Project - Rebid, Bid Number: 1718-13. BIDs will be received until 4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
January 25, 2018: MRD Associates, Inc. made a presentation to the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on January 23, 2018 regarding the upcoming beach re-nourishment project. Based on the recommendations made by MRD Associates, Inc., the BCC approved the re-bidding of the St. Joseph Peninsula Beach Re-nourishment Project. The presentation made to the BCC including recommendations can be found below in PDF format.
November 15, 2017: As of today, we do not have an anticipated start date for the beach renourishment project due to the recent bid submittals. We are actively working with the County to assess all options. When further information is available, we will publish it via this website. Please check the website periodically for further updates regarding the project.
The 2008/2009 restoration project was constructed between R-69 (R-67 with taper) to R-105 (R-105.5 with taper) with approximately 3.6 million cubic yards of beach compatible sand obtained from an offshore borrow area(s). The 7.5 mile restoration project consisted of two segments: 1) the 5.9 mile County Beach Segment (R-74.8 to R-105.5); and, 2) the 1.6 mile State Park Beach Segment (R-74.8 to R-67) within the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Borrow Areas “A” and “C” were excavated to supply the project. The Proposed 2017/2018 renourishment project consists of two segments: 1) R-74.8 to R-85.5 (2.1 miles); and, 2) R-89.6 to R-105.5 (3.1 miles). The design is based on the volume losses measured between the end of construction in 2008/2009 and August 2014. This renourishment project will utilize a new borrow area, BA "F" located offshore of the northern portion of the peninsula.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Construction Easement Map
Shown below is a web map that allows you to see your property in relation to the Erosion Control Line (ECL) and the expected landward limits of the Construction Easement. Additionally, you may follow this link to view it in a larger format (*Link takes you to www.arcgis.com). Please note, greater detail is provided as you zoom in towards your property.
*Disclaimer: This map is a public resource of general information. MRD Associates, Inc or Gulf County makes no warranty, representation or guaranty as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any of the database information provided herein. The reader should not rely on the data provided herein for any reason. Map information is believed to be accurate but accuracy is not guaranteed, and the information contained within this map is NOT to be construed or used as a "legal description". In no event will MRD Associates, Inc. or Gulf County be held liable for any damages, including loss of data, lost profits, business interruption, loss of business information or other pecuniary loss that might arise from the use of this mapping service or the information it contains.
Construction Drawings For the 2018 Re-Bidding
Provided below are images of the plans to be utilized for bidding purposes only. The plans provide details as to the proposed widths and profile shape along the proposed project.
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