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Port of San Diego to Replenish Sand at Kellogg Beach Beginning July 6

To help protect Kellogg Beach from natural erosion, the Port of San Diego will be replenishing sand at the beach beginning on or shortly after Tuesday, July 6. The work is anticipated to be completed in two to three weeks.

Approximately 2,200 cubic yards of natural sand will be placed on the beach between Kellogg Street and McCall Street. The Port placed 2,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach in June 2020. In addition to protecting the beach from natural erosion, replenishing the sand will help maintain or improve the current slope of the beach into the water.

Kellogg Beach, located along the southwestern shoreline of the Shelter Island Yacht Basin in the Point Loma area of northern San Diego Bay, is a popular area for recreation and serves many residents and visitors. The Port is working with the contractor to minimize impacts on the surrounding community and the environment. De La Fuente Construction, Inc., based in National City, Calif., is the project contractor.

For public safety, there will be limited beach access during construction hours, primarily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The beach will be open in the evenings and on the weekends per posted beach hours.

The project is budgeted as part of the Port’s Major Maintenance Program, which is funded primarily via revenues the Port collects from its tenant businesses on and around San Diego Bay. The Port of San Diego’s Major Maintenance Program sets aside funds for the orderly maintenance of the lands and capital assets under the Port’s jurisdiction such as beaches, parks, piers, and more. The program is distinguished from routine operational maintenance in that Major Maintenance replaces or restores an existing asset to an improved condition. The projects within the Major Maintenance Program are primarily derived from an Asset Management Program and are implemented in accordance with Board Policy 130.

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