FL - New sand arrives onto Miami Beach

The Miami Beach Renourishment 2021 contract will nourish eroded shoreline along Miami-Dade County in the following locations: 64th Street, 55th Street, 46th Street, and 27th Street. The sand source for the project will be truck hauled to the project location.

The USACE Miami Beach Renourishment Project is underway.

According to USACE, the crews will begin stockpiling sand and material placement on the beach in the week ahead.

“Beachgoers and concessionaires are reminded that beach access is restricted during beach construction. Operations will be ongoing this coming Saturday, May 7,” said USACE.

Under the plan, around 835,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand will be placed on approximately 11,400 feet of critically eroded shoreline to widen the beach to approximately 90 feet on various segments along the Miami Beach.

The project provides coastal storm risk management, including beach erosion control and hurricane surge protection.

Beach renourishment projects protect infrastructure, preserve wildlife, support the economy, and build coastal resiliency.

The project is expected to be completed by Spring 2023.

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  • What is the cost for the project?

The contract awarded to Continental Heavy Civil Corp was for $40,486,000.00.

  • What is the Miami Beach Renourishment project?

The contractor will place 835,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand from an upland source on approximately 11,400  feet of critically eroded shoreline to widen the beach to approximately 90 feet on various segments along the Miami Beach. This number the 300ft of transitions on some of the segments.

  • What is the project location?

This project will nourish eroded shoreline along Miami-Dade County in the following locations: 64th Street, 55th Street, 46th Street, and 27th Street.

  • What is the project purpose?

The project provides coastal storm risk management, including beach erosion control and hurricane surge protection. Beach renourishment projects protect infrastructure, preserve wildlife, support the economy, and build coastal resiliency.

  • Can I get project updates on social media?

Project updates will be available on the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Facebook page: https://
www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleDistrict/ and on Twitter @JaxStrong @MiamiDadeRER @MiamiDadeCounty
@MiamiBeachNews

  • How long will the project take?

The project is expected to be completed by Spring 2023.

  • How will sea turtles and migratory shorebirds be protected during construction?

The contractor in conjunction with Miami-Dade County will conduct migratory shorebird and sea turtle monitoring daily, and relocate sea turtle nests if necessary. If there are any sea turtle nests in the construction area, they will be monitored and protected until the hatchlings have emerged from the nest. After daily environmental species monitoring and sea turtle nest relocations have been completed and the area has been cleared for construction, beach work will commence. However, construction operations in the area will cease if sea turtles are present at any time.

  • What about public safety?

Safety is our first priority. Due to safety concerns, some beach access areas will be closed and public access to the beach will be restricted during construction. Because of the extensive construction activities for the next several months, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and beach goers are asked to use caution along these areas of Miami Beach  

  • When will construction occur?

The contractor will work Monday through Saturday. Approximate work hours at the access and staging areas, including the delivery of sand, will be 6 a.m. through 11 p.m. Beach work will take place between 7 a.m. or sunrise, whichever is later, through 7 p.m. or sunset. Construction will commence after daily sea turtle and shorebird monitoring is complete and the area is cleared for construction.

  • Where can I get more information?

Project updates will be available at:  https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Shore-Protection/Dade-County/Miami-Beach-Renourishment-2021/

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