CREATED Mar. 11, 2013 - UPDATED: Mar. 11, 2013
MARCO ISLAND, Fla.-
It is peak tourist season, spring breakers are in town and now South Marco Beach is packed even tighter with construction. Collier County spokeswoman Connie Deane said crews are working around the clock for a re-nourishment project that has a pretty tight deadline.
"At this point it's got to occur now we've got to work around turtle nesting season so we apologize for any inconvenience but the work has to be completed." Deane said.
Connie Deane said it is crucial to get enough sand down to prevent beach erosion. Dane Stretton and his friends come to South Marco Beach all the time and said the construction has become a big pain.
"It took up a chunk of space where you could sit and relax and just hearing the caterpillar going off all day with the trucks over there it's just not a peaceful sound." Dane Stretton said.
But Dave Addison said it adds a little extra to the island's charm.
" it is interesting to watch the way they work the sand around and the bulldozer it's just an interesting operation." Dave Addison said.
County spokeswoman Connie Deane said all of the beach construction should be wrapped up in the next 60 days. There are also maintenance projects going on in the gulf that should be done by the end of the year.