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Posted 8/24/2017

Release no. 17-036


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Erica Skolte
561-340-1527
561-801-5734 (cell)
Erica.A.Skolte@usace.army.mil

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Miami-Dade County and the City of Sunny Isles Beach will host a public meeting for the Sunny Isles Beach renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project.

The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, August 31 at 6 p.m. at the David P. Samson Commission Chambers, Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, 33160. A brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

Small business contractor Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Florida, will renourish critically eroded shoreline in Sunny Isles Beach, using trucks to haul beach-quality sand from an upland sand mine. A total of 140,000 cubic yards of sand will be placed at two locations, one at the north end of the city, and on both sides of the pier. Construction is expected to begin by late October or early November, with completion scheduled for March 2018.

“Beach renourishment protects infrastructure from seasonal storms and hurricanes, supports the economy, preserves wildlife and promotes coastal resilience,” said Laurel Reichold, Corps project manager.

Due to safety concerns, some beach access areas will be closed. The public will still have access to the beach, however there will be restrictions in some areas during construction. Because of the extensive construction activities for the next several months, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and beachgoers are asked to use caution along these areas of Sunny Isles Beach.

Public Meeting Event on Facebook: https://www.sibfl.net/public-meeting-beach-sand-renourishment-project-sunny-isles-beach/

Download and print the public meeting poster: https://www.sibfl.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Beach-Renourishment-Meeting-Flyer.pdf

August 10, 2017 news release: Corps awards contract for Sunny Isles Beach renourishment, public meeting August 31: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/1273702/corps-awards-contract-for-sunny-isles-beach-renourishment-public-meeting-august/77/

Project updates will be available on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at:  http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/SunnyIslesBeach/ and the Sunny Isles Beach website at: https://www.sibfl.net/renourishment/ and on social media.

Photos available for download on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaxstrong/sets/72157682478182893

 

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