On November 1st, 2021, Collier County’s beach renourishment truck haul will begin. This year’s project will start with Naples Beach, spreading about 84,000 tons of sand from just south of Lowdermilk Park to just north of Naples Pier. Trucks will travel (click on the haul route map to enlarge) from Stewart Mine in Immokalee to 3rd Avenue North beach access point; on average about 200 trucks per day will make the trip. Trucks will make their way from the mine to I-75 and then exit at Golden Gate Parkway. From there, they will head west to US41, then south to Banyan Boulevard, and head west to Gulf Shore Boulevard. The trucks will then travel south to 3rd Avenue North and then unload on the beach. The outbound route is north on Gulf Shore Boulevard, to east on Mooring Line Drive, similar to the outbound route used last year. From Mooring Line Drive / US41, trucks will head south to Golden Gate Parkway and back to I-75.

If the weather cooperates, the expected duration of hauling for the Naples Beach section is approximately three weeks with the anticipation to finish the hauling by Thanksgiving. Collier County and the City of Naples understand the concerns of the residents affected and always insist that safety is our absolute priority. Collier County will be working with the Naples Police Department to ensure adherence to speed limits and the haul route.

Andy Miller, P.E.

Collier County
Growth Management Department
Coastal Zone Management Section
2685 South Horseshoe Drive, Unit 103
Naples, Florida 34104