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Beach Sand Renourishment Project, Sunny Isles Beach

A beach sand renourishment project will begin this fall 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.

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. These trucks will access the beach from three locations: the Ellen Wynne Beach Access at 192nd street, the former Monaco Motel site at 175th Terrace, and the 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.

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 project is expected to commence at the end of October or early November and be completed by March 2018.

Project Updates
Project updates are available on our website at and the Army Corp’s website at

Project Fact Sheet
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