Anna Maria Island to get $15 million for facelift

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:22 am

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Manatee County officials say more than 15 million dollars has been secured for beach renourishment on Anna Maria Island.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced this week more than $9 million is budgeted for shore protection in addition to more than $6 million already set aside. That money could move up the project's start date by approximately two years.

Construction could begin as soon as August, and would continue for up to seven months.

Last summer, our shorelines took a beating by Tropical Storm Debby, especially the southern half of Anna Maria Island.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

SUBMIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS | VIEW ALL PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.