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Sunny Isles Beach

Sunny Isles Beach The 2.4-mile length of the Sunny Isles segment was added to the  Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project project in 1985.

Construction of Sunny Isles Beach took place between 1987 and 1988, but the 2017 beach renourishment project is the first truck haul for this segment.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a contract on August 9 to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Florida, for $8,605,564.33, for the Sunny Isles Beach shoreline renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. Eastman Aggregate will renourish two critically eroded areas of shoreline in Sunny Isles Beach with 140,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand truck-hauled from an upland sand mine. A public meeting is scheduled for August 31.


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The contract award to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC was for $8.6 million ($8,605,564.33).

The Sunny Isles Beach shoreline renourishment project is part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. The contractor will place 140,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand from an upland mine in critically eroded shoreline at two locations, one at the north end of the city and the other on either side of the historic Newport Fishing Pier.

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.

Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project

Flagler County ShorelineDade County officials requested federal assistance with shore erosion about 50 years ago, and Congress authorized the Corps of Engineers to construct the Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project in 1968.

The Dade County project provided for the placement of beach fill along 9.3-miles 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. The 2.4-mile length of the Sunny Isles segment was added to the project in 1985 under a separate authorization.

All major sand sources offshore of Miami-Dade County have now been exhausted with the completion of the latest nourishment contract in the Bal Harbour area in 2014. The Corps and local and state coastal officials estimate that an additional 3.6 million cubic yards of sand is needed for the remaining federal participation, which is ten years for the Government Cut to Baker’s Haulover Beach Park segment and 23 years for the Sunny Isles segment.

Section 935 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 and a Congressional directive from 1999 indicate that the Corps can only use domestic sources of sand for renourishment of this project, unless domestic sources are not available for environmental or economic reasons. To utilize new sand sources, the Corps has to complete a Limited Reevaluation Report (LRR) and Environmental Assessment (EA) with updated economics to justify the more distant and costly sand sources for the future.

Video: Col. Kirk on Coastal Resiliency


Col. Jason A. Kirk, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District speaks about coastal resiliency from Sunny Isles Beach.

Construction Progress

November 14, 2017 - Start beach construction/sand placement at north end of Sunny Isles Beach (Base Contract), sand placement proceeding south to north

November 9, 2017 - Contractor mobilization at north access

October 31, 2017 - Start beach construction/sand placement south of pier (Option C)

October 26, 2017 - Contractor mobilization at staging area and south access

August 31, 2017 - Public Information Meeting

August 9, 2017 - Contract W912EP17C0015 for the Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project, Miami-Dade County, Florida, Beach Renourishment 2017, Sunny Isles Beach was awarded to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC, Lake Worth Florida for $8,605,564.33, including the Base and Options B & C.

June 1, 2017 - Announcement of Solicitation W912EP-17-B-0002;  Beach Erosion and Hurricane Protection Project, Miami-Dade County Florida, Beach Renourishment 2017, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Contact Information

561-340-1527
904-232-1458