Tim Shortt / Florida Today

FL - Army Corps begin $10.6 million sand renourishment project in Cocoa Beach

Project expected to be complete by April 30

September 19, 2018

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – Cocoa Beach — the Space Coast’s premier tourism spot — soon will see new sands, dredged up and pumped in from shoals several miles offshore of Cape Canaveral.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin placing the new sand on the so-called North Reach section of its Brevard County Shore Protection Project “on or about March 20,” News 6 partner Florida Today reports.

The effort will put about 465,000 cubic yards of sand on the southern four miles of the 9.8-mile long North Reach shoreline, from Patrick Space Force Base to North Second Street in Cocoa Beach.

“Sections of beach will be marked off for public and personnel safety, and the temporary pipeline will be marked with buoys to alert boaters,” David Ruderman, a Corps spokesman in Jacksonville, said via email.

The work is being done under a $10.6 million contract awarded in September 2020 to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. LLC.

Earlier this year, Patrick got about 450,000 cubic yards of sand on its beaches.

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