Sunny Isles beach renourishment begins

The Sunny Isles Beach shoreline renourishment, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project, will begin in the following days.

Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division

The contractor, Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC, will renourish eroded shoreline in Sunny Isles Beach, using beach-quality sand from the Garcia Mine based in Hendry County, Fla.

The contractor will place an estimated 280,000 cubic-yards of beach-quality sand on approximately 2.3 miles of eroded shoreline to protect the shoreline during seasonal storms, as well as tropical storms and hurricanes.

According to USACE, the project is 100 percent federally funded via the Flood Control and Coastal Emergency Act (Public Law 84-99) and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123).

“Work is permitted 7 days per week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; however, the contractor anticipates only working Monday through Friday. Placement will begin in the north working southward with the contractor using the Ellen Wynne Beach Access first, then the former Travel Lodge Motel, and finally at Haulover Park,” USACE said.

Due to safety concerns, some beach access areas will be closed and public access to the beach will be restricted during construction.