Palm Beach renourishment set to begin soon

Palm Beach renourishment set to begin soon

PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A project to renourish Palm Beach is scheduled to begin in just a few weeks.

The initiative calls for nearly one million cubic yards of sand to be hauled onto different parts of midtown beach and the south end.

The sand needs to be replaced where erosion has started to occur in order to reduce storm damage and protect homes in the area.

On Tuesday, both Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio and U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel discussed the effort.

"You don't paint your home once and never do it again. This will be an ongoing issue for the town of Palm Beach but certainly critical for the safety and protection for the entire island," said Coniglio.

"It's an early Christmas present for the town of Palm Beach. We got them their permit and they can start delivering the sand right away," said Frankel.

The project is expected to finish by mid-March.

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