The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, said in its latest release that the Sunny Isles Beach renourishment project is set to kick off.
The $8.6 million project is part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project.
The USACE’s contractor, Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Florida, will place approximately 140,000 cubic yards of sand on more than 4,400 feet of critically eroded shoreline in two locations, including both sides of the Newport Pier and at the north end of the city.
Placement of sand on the beach is scheduled to start today, October 31, and beach fill operations are expected to be in full swing by November 6.
Both the area north of the pier and the area to the south of the pier are scheduled for completion in December 2017.
Work at the north end of the project is scheduled to begin before the end of the year, with completion in May 2018.
Eastman Aggregates is scheduled to mobilize equipment at the north access and begin work on the base contract at the northern end of the city before the end of the year.
The federal project, led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with Miami-Dade County, the City of Sunny Isles Beach and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is cost-shared between the federal government (62.7%), Miami-Dade County (19.3%) and the state of Florida (18%).