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Aerial image of the beach announcing the Public Meeting regarding the Beach Sand Renourishment Project in Sunny Isles Beach.

Beach Sand Renourishment Project, Sunny Isles Beach

A beach sand renourishment project is currently underway in Sunny Isles Beach that will add additional sand to eroding areas of our beach. This federal project, led by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with Miami-Dade County, the City of Sunny Isles Beach and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, will place approximately 140,000 cubic yards of sand on our beach.

Project Purpose
The project provides coastal storm risk management, including beach erosion control and hurricane surge protection. Beach renourishment projects protect infrastructure, preserve wildlife, support the economy, and build coastal resiliency.

Project Location
The project will span from the northern City limit (Terracina Avenue) to the south end of the Millennium Condominium building, with additional sand also being placed at the critical areas just north and south of the historic Newport Fishing Pier. View the latest Construction Progress Map.

Truck Access Points
The project contractor will bring around 8,000 truckloads of quality-tested sand to our beach from a sand-mine in central Florida. Approximately 2,800 tons of sand will be placed on the beach each day through each access point. These trucks will access the beach from three locations:

  • Ellen Wynne Beach Access at 192nd Street – closed to the public from Nov. 8, 2017, until early 2018
  • Former Monaco Motel site at 175th Terrace
  • North end of Haulover Park (south end of the city)

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 north access, Ellen Wynne Beach Access at 192nd Street, includes a portion of the bus lane, due to a limited area for maneuvering. It will service the base portion of the contract at the north end of the city. The middle access is the former Monaco Motel site at 175th Terrace, and use of this area may be restricted at times due to the concurrent Florida Department of Transportation repaving project. The south access is located at the north end of Haulover Beach Park, west of the dune line, and north of the main beach parking lots.

Work Hours
Work hours will meet the requirements of the Sunny Isles Beach Code of Ordinances. Work is permitted 6 days per week:

  • Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. (7 p.m. during daylight saving time, the second week of March through the first week of November)
  • Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • No construction on Sundays

No work is permitted on the following holidays:

  • November 23, 2017 – Thanksgiving
  • December 25, 2017 – Christmas (beginning at sundown on Dec 24)
  • January 1, 2018 – New Year’s (beginning at sundown on Dec. 31)
  • May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day
  • July 4, 2018 – Independence Day
  • Additionally, during Chanukah, December 13-20, 2017, work is only permitted between 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Project Duration
The Newport Pier location is the first section of the project scheduled for construction, and mobilization began at the south access area, as well as the truck staging area at the south end of Haulover Beach Park on October 26. Placement of sand on the beach is scheduled to start on October 31, and trucking 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.

Project Updates
Project updates are available on our website at www.sibfl.net/renourishment and the Army Corp’s website at www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Shore-Protection/Dade-County/Sunny-Isles-Beach.

Construction Progress Map: November 16

Construction Progress Map: December 1

Construction Progress Map: December 8

Construction Progress Map: December 14

Construction Progress Map: January 3, 2018

Construction Progress Map: January 17, 2018

Construction Progress Map: January 26, 2018

Project Fact Sheet
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