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Dade County FL BEC (C)

March 2018


FACT SHEET

Dade County FL BEC (C)

Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

1. DESCRIPTION

The Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project (BEC&HP) as originally authorized provided for the placement of beach fill along the 9.3-mile reach of shoreline extending from Bakers Haulover Inlet to Government Cut and along the 1.4-mile length of Haulover Beach Park located immediately north of Bakers Haulover Inlet. Work on the project (as originally authorized) began in 1975 and was completed in January 1982 at a total cost of approximately $48 million. Due to the length of shoreline involved, the project was constructed in several phases, with each phase being administered under a separate contract. The 2.4-mile length of the Sunny Isles segment was added to the project in 1985 under a separate authorization. Construction of Sunny Isles took place between 1987 and 1988. In addition, other project-related construction has occurred such as modifications to the adjacent navigation jetties at Bakers Haulover Inlet and Government Cut, construction of a series of detached breakwaters at Sunny Isles and shore-connected breakwaters at Miami Beach.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $468,000,000
Estimated Federal Cost $239,600,000
Allocation thru FY17 $109,922,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 TBD

3. SPONSOR

Miami-Dade County
701 Northwest 1st Court, 4th Floor
Miami, Florida 33136

4. STATUS

Miami-Dade County’s traditional offshore sand sources for beach renourishment have been depleted. Approximately 1,900,000 cubic yards (cy) of sand will need to be placed for renourishment of the Dade County BEC&HP Project for the remaining period of Federal participation until 2025 for the Main Segment and 2038 for the Sunny Isles Segment.
The district completed a Limited Re-evaluation Report (LRR) in March of 2016 and accompanying environmental assessment (EA) that recommends using a combination of domestic sand sources (two borrow areas in federal waters offshore of Martin and St. Lucie counties along with truck haul projects from upland mines) for future renourishment throughout the remaining period of Federal participation in the Dade County, FL, BEC &HP Project. Additional investigation of the Baker’s Haulover Inlet, flood shoal, and ebb shoal is needed to further refine sand source opportunities.
Recent renourishment efforts included placement of 220,000 cubic yards of truck hauled sand onto two hotspots in the Main segment, and 140,000 cubic yards of truck hauled sand along portions of the Sunny Isles segment, completed January 2018.


 

Dade County Florida BEC Construction project map