by SC Associate Publisher Chuck Larsen
The City of Sanibel has accepted a bid for a permanent fix of dangerous shoreline erosion along Sanibel Captiva Road, south of Blind Pass. From the four bids that were received, the city accepted one at a cost of $1,307,410 with nearly all of the funding coming from tourism tax dollars. Construction is scheduled to begin March 1 and be completed by May 1.
A temporary barrier was installed in December, when erosion reached a critical point. Although some have called the quick-fix barrier “unsightly,” Natural Resources Director James Evans said it’s doing the job.