Panama City Beach is moving along with its beach renourishment program to put sand back on the beaches.
Sand is presently being pumped from off-shore borrow areas near the county pier area.
Tuesday morning’s Tourist Development Council meeting decided to re-bid on Carillon Beach and Pinnacle Port beaches. Because these private beaches were not part of the federal project, and were not being nourished, board members evaluated the program, and decided to re-bid as soon as possible.
Coordinator Lisa Armbruster says they hope the entire project is completed this winter. “It's just a very tedious process; we have 17 miles of beach and it just takes time. It's a lengthy process."
This project will cost about just under $30 million, and is funded by the state and federal government, and the local TDC with Bed Tax collections.