Dade County FL BEC (C)

May 2020

FACT SHEET

Dade County, FL BEC
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     $466,500,000
Estimated Federal Cost $238,800,000
 

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY19          $149,762,000
 

b. P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental:

Current Working Estimate $157,000,000
Allocation thru FY19 $50,285,000
Allocation for FY20 $0
Resiliency  
Current Working Estimate        $200,000
Allocation thru FY19 $100,000
Allocation for FY20 $100,000

 

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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District completed a Limited Re-evaluation Report (LRR) in March 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, as well as nearshore sources is underway to further refine sand source opportunities.

Under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the project has received appropriations for a full cycle of periodic nourishment, broken down into five phases. The first two phases consist of emergency truck haul (both ~300kcy of material placement) to the Surfside segment (construction complete) and erosional hotspots in Miami Beach (construction ongoing). The third phase consists of dredging at Baker’s Inlet with placement along Bal Harbour segment, followed by the truck hauled nourishment at Sunny Isles. Final phase consists of remaining nourishment along the entire project, as needed, estimated to be 1 mcy of material. The sand source for the final construction phase remains under investigation and development.

 

Dade County Florida BEC Construction project map