Dade County FL BEC (C)

May 2024


Dade County, FL BEC
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 24, 27, 28


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. The 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. 


Estimated Total Cost $363,900,000
Estimated Federal Cost    $241,700,000

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY23         $223,608,000
Allocation for FY24 $0
President's Budget FY25 $0

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

Current Working Estimate $157,000,000
Allocation thru FY23 $114,626,000
Allocation for FY24 $0
Allocation thru FY23 $200,000


      c. P.L. 117-328A: Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act:

Current Working Estimate $11,100,000
Allocation for FY23 $571,000



Miami-Dade County
Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER)

Division of Environmental Resources Management, Water Management
701 Northwest 1st Court, 5th Floor
Miami, Florida 33136


The remaining periods of federal participation in the Dade County BEC&HP Project are until 2025 for the main segment and 2038 for the Sunny Isles segment.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District completed a final integrated feasibility report and environmental assessment for the Miami-Dade County Coastal Storm Risk Management project’s main segment in September 2022, and a chief’s report for the main segment was signed on September 26, 2022. The main segment was authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, thereby extending federal participation an additional 50 years after 2025.

Under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the project received appropriations for a full cycle of periodic nourishment, broken down into five phases or contracts.

  • Contract A (Surfside segment) – Construction (truck-haul nourishment) completed in February 2020 with placement of approximately 325,000 cubic yards (cy).
  • Contract B (Erosional Hotspots) – Construction completed (truck-haul nourishment) in May 2020 with placement of approximately 270,000 cy across four “hot spot” segments.
  • Contract C (Bal Harbour segment) – Construction completed in April 2022 with placement of approximately 176,000 cy in which 144,000 cy was dredged from the Bakers Haulover Inlet flood shoal and 36,000 cy was truck hauled.
  • Contract D (Sunny Isles segment) – Construction (truck-haul nourishment) completed in November 2021 with placement of approximately 270,000 cy.
  • Contract E (Main Segment) – Construction (truck-haul nourishment) completed in August 2023 with placement of approximately 857,000 cy.

Miami-Dade County reported impacts to the Bal Harbor segment in December 2022 following Hurricane Nicole’s landfall in November 2022. The Corps, Jacksonville District prepared a project information report for the segment to determine Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) eligibility under Public Law 84-99. The project qualified for an FCCE nourishment and received appropriations under the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. Plans and specifications are being prepared in FY24 for a full-template beach renourishment planned in 2025.


Dade County Florida BEC Construction project map