|Published:||Oct 14, 2013 8:20 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 14, 2013 12:32 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Hundreds of trucks are now hauling sand to renourish Naples beaches. The trucks are traveling from Immokalee to Corkscrew Road, then south on Interstate 75.
Lee County leaders have expressed their safety concerns regarding the extra traffic. However, Collier County commissioners unanimously approved the project.
Collier leaders say an alternate route would have cost an additional $700,000. Commissioners also said they've used the route in the past and it worked fine.
The project is the first major renourishment for Collier County beaches since 2006; It's costing $9.6 million.
Collier County deputies will be making random safety checks on the trucks. The project is expected to last four months, ending in February.
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