Foot traffic across portions of Norriego Point will be diverted as sand is placed into spoil areas. City staff will designate the diversions as the project evolves. The most impacted area will be the access to Norriego Point from the city’s parking lot at the end of Gulf Shore Dr. The public should expect foot traffic diversions in this area throughout the project.
Boat access along the harbor and pass sides of Norriego Point are expected to remain open.
The emergency dredge is taking place because winter storms and natural sand movement have caused significant shoaling in the channel, making access to Destin Harbor difficult and at times, impossible.
Okaloosa County will fund the majority of the project using TDC funds in the amount of $180,000. The city will contribute an additional $20,000 to the project and oversee the bidding and construction administration.