All set for Broward County Segment II shore protection work

USACE’s Jacksonville District said in their latest announcement that construction will begin soon for the Broward County Segment II shore protection renourishment project.

The USACE contractor, Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC, of Lake Worth, Florida, will be at the site today. Sand placement will take place as soon as April 9 and no later than Monday, April 12, USACE said.

The contractor will place approximately 220,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand onto eroded Atlantic Ocean shoreline in central Broward County. The placement will begin from NE 7th St. in Pompano Beach to the Terramar Street in Fort Lauderdale.

“The project will help provide storm protection for the coastal population and infrastructure, habitat for several endangered animals including sea turtles, and improve recreational beaches for visitors and residents,” according to USACE.

Additionally, sand placement will begin near NE 7th Street in Pompano Beach and continue south to the Anglins Fishing Pier, near Commercial Boulevard, until April 30, 2021.

Work is to be complete on April 30, 2022.

Photo: Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division