The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has just announced that mobilization is underway for the Sunny Isles Beach (FL) renourishment project.
The contractor, Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC, will place 280,000 cubic-yards of beach-quality sand on approximately 2.3 miles of eroded shoreline.
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, reported the Army Corps.
They also added that most of the beach will remain open throughout the duration of this project. Flagmen will be stationed throughout the project limits to ensure the safety of pedestrians entering the beach.
The Sunny Isles Beach shoreline renourishment project is part of wider Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection scheme.
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).