$18 million, Five-Month Canaveral Harbor Federal Sand Bypass Project Slated to Begin This Week

Work began this week on the largest beach renourishment project in the Port Canaveral area of the five that have occurred since 1995. The project — formally known as Phase V of the Canaveral Harbor Federal Sand Bypass Project — will move about 1.34 million cubic yards of sand to replenish 3.5 miles of beach south of Port Canaveral. Norfolk Dredging Co., a Chesapeake, VA based provider of hydraulic and clamshell dredging services, won the $18 million contract.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The largest sand bypass project in the Port Canaveral area in more than two decades will get underway this week. The five-month effort will move approximately 1.34 million cubic yards of sand to replenish 3.5 miles of beach south of Port Canaveral.

The Canaveral Harbor Federal Sand Bypass Project (Phase V) will pump sand taken from the shoreline north of Port Canaveral along Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to beaches south of the Canaveral Inlet, from Jetty Park to a half-mile south of the Cocoa Beach Pier.

Locally sponsored by the Canaveral Port Authority, the $18 million federally-authorized project is scheduled to begin this week and last through late April 2019.

The project is fully funded and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with additional funding provided by the Canaveral Port Authority and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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