Lido Key Renourishment: Lido Key Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project Bid
The Lido Key Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project has issued a revised bid package. Below is a link to the project where you can get the bid package. Here are Bob Luckner’s highlights of the revised bid details:
- The bid request continues to EXCLUDE the eastern 0.7 miles of Cut C. This is where most of the sea grass destruction was expected.
- The bid request now EXCLUDES Cut B which is the area off of Siesta Key Sandy Hook neighborhood. This will save the sea trout spawning area we highlighted.
- The bid request now REDUCES the sand placed on Lido from 950,000 cubic yards to 590,000 cubic yards. This is a 38% reduction. No reason is given.
This is everything SKA was asking for except for eliminating the western part of Cut C which would make a 500 feet wide by 13 foot deep cut through the shoal. We are going to talk to the County about this part of Cut C shortly.
Why did the Corps and City make these changes? They did it to reduce their project cost, there is not much sand in Cut B anyways and because SKA finally made them see the light. The groins will still be a disaster for Lido and Ted Sperling Park but we do not have the standing to object to this.
Here is the link to the project’s bid package.