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FL - USACE begins beach placement on Indian Beach Park segment of ongoing shoreline protection project in Miami Beach

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Miami Beach Renourishment project will begin sand placement at the southern end of the Indian Beach Park section of the project (beginning at approximately 43rd Street) starting the week of June 13, 2022.

“The Corps is working closely with its contractor and City of Miami Beach partners to minimize the inconvenience of this critically necessary beach protection project to residents and property owners, and to keep the public informed of work schedules and temporary closures,” said project manager Chris McNees.

Sections of beach up to 500 feet in length will be closed to the public as construction equipment builds that segment of beach; however, beachgoers will still be able to reach the water along the length of beach not under active construction.

The USACE contractor will create a travel lane running south from Indian Beach Park to deliver sand to the active work areas.  The travel lane will be clearly marked, and trucks delivering sand from the Indian Beach Park staging area to the construction sites will be escorted by ATVs to ensure pedestrian and beachgoer safety.

“The aim is to ensure safety for the public and our work crews, while executing the beach restoration project as swiftly as possible,” said McNees.

Beach concessionaires will be able to provide services in sections not actively under construction, though the amount of beach space will be diminished by the area dedicated to the delivery travel lane. USACE requests that the public comply with any posted safety directions and instructions of the construction crews on site.

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