Corps announces public meeting for Sunny Isles Beach renourishment

Published Aug. 24, 2017
Beach renourishment at north end of Sunny Isles Beach

A critically eroded area on the north end of Sunny Isles Beach will be renourished with 100,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand, hauled by truck from an upland sand mine. The construction area extends along the shoreline from the city limits, just north of Terracina Avenue, south to near the south end of the Millennium Condo. A total of 140,000 cubic yards of sand will be placed along the shoreline during the federal project.

Beach renourishment on both sides of Sunny Isles Beach Pier

A critically eroded area on both sides of the pier will be renourished with 20,000 cubic yards of sand on each side. A total of 140,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand will be trucked in from an upland sand mine and placed on the shoreline during the Sunny Isles Beach shoreline renourishment project.

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:

Download and print the public meeting poster:

August 10, 2017 news release: Corps awards contract for Sunny Isles Beach renourishment, public meeting August 31:

Project updates will be available on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at: and the Sunny Isles Beach website at: and on social media.

Photos available for download on Flickr:


Erica Skolte
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Release no. 17-036