Sand hauling to Collier begins along new route
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The county is resuming its beach renourishment sand hauling on Lee County roads, but this year Collier will divert trucks to Alico Road, bypassing an elementary school, a half-dozen residential communities, Gulf Coast Town Center and Germain Arena.
Sand-haul trucks will route from an Immokalee mine via Corkscrew Road only to its intersection with Alico Road, at which point they will take Alico to I-75.
Officials say work is expected to begin Nov. 10 and be completed by Dec. 25. No work is expected to occur over Thanksgiving weekend. Trucks are expected to haul 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. six days a week. The amount of sand being hauled is around 53,000 cubic-yards.
“Lee County greatly appreciates Collier County’s decision to reroute trucks to the more-industrial Alico Road corridor and to bypass more populated areas of south Lee County. True to their word, the Collier County staff members contacted us to discuss upcoming beach nourishment projects and kept us in the loop, respecting our request to reroute trucks,” said Lee County Commission Chairman Larry Kiker.