USACE nearing completion of the Miami Beach project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is near completion of its Miami Beach project with last sand placement to take place on or about July 29.

Photo courtesy of the City of Miami Beach

The present renourishment project is being conducted along four critically eroded sections of the shoreline through a $40.4 million contract that was awarded July 30, 2021. The federal government is funding the entire cost of the renourishment.

USACE has already completed sand placement at the Allison Park (64th Street) and Indian Beach Park (46th Street) segments of the beach and the Mid-Beach Park (55th Street) segment. The final 27th Street segment is scheduled for completion this summer.

Once fully complete, the Corps will deliver approximately 835,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand along some 11,400 linear feet of the Miami Beach shoreline.

The beach restoration will help reduce potential economic, environmental and infrastructure damage that may be caused by future tropical storms and hurricanes.