Shoreline sees sand loss but no seawall failure
A town survey of the entire shoreline from the sand transfer plant to the South End was performed Monday and Tuesday after Hurricane Irma blew through and did not turn up major problems, Public Works director Paul Brazil said Tuesday.
Some sand loss was noticed at Midtown and Clarke beaches, Reach 7 and Reach 8, but the amount has not yet been quantified, he said.
The surf has washed sand up onto South Ocean Boulevard between Sloan’s Curve and Widener’s Curve. Sand also washed up on the road between Sunrise Avenue and Wells Road, he added.
“There have been no failures of seawalls or any other infrastructure concerns due to erosion,” Brazil said. In the Clarke and Midtown beach areas, the erosion did not reach the dune, so that storm protection is still in place, he said.
A survey company will be brought in soon for a post-storm survey that will quantify the sand losses, he said.
Sand blankets the coastal road at Midtown Beach on Monday after Hurricane Irma.