The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a contract on December 6 to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Florida, for $7,864,770.87, for Contract A of the Broward County Segment III Flood Control and Coastal Emergency Beach Erosion Control Project 2018, Broward County, Florida. A public information meeting is scheduled for January 9.
Eastman Aggregate will renourish 7.2 miles of critically eroded shoreline along the beaches of Mizell-Johnson State Park, Dania Beach, Hollywood and Hallandale in Broward County, using trucks to haul beach-quality sand from an upland sand mine.
For this first phase of the Broward County Segment III beach renourishment project, Eastman Aggregate will place an estimated volume of 123,200 cubic yards of beach-quality sand above the mean high water (MHW) level to avoid water quality impacts while the design of the full construction template is underway.
Sand will be placed beginning immediately south of Port Everglades Inlet in two placement areas, a 1.5 mile segment known locally as the Mitzel-Johnson State Park, and a 5.8 mile segment within Dania Beach, Hollywood Beach and Hallandale Beach.
Construction for Contract A is scheduled to begin in early January 2019.
The design of the full construction template will involve placing 1 million cubic yards of sand, but will require environmental coordination and permitting that will take two years.
“Eastman Aggregate has a proven track record working in busy urban areas in south Florida. and we look forward to partnering with them again on the Broward County Segment III truck haul,” said Lacy Pfaff, Corps project manager. “Beach renourishment protects infrastructure from seasonal storms and hurricanes, supports the economy, preserves wildlife and promotes coastal resilience.”
The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, January 9 at 6 p.m. at Anne Kolb Nature Center's Mangrove Hall, 751 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, Florida, 33019. The meeting will be hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Broward County. A brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. Additional information on the Broward County Segment III 2018 Beach renourishment project is available at: https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/BrowardSegIII2018/ and on social media on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleDistrict/ and on Twitter @JaxStrong.
The goal of engineered shore projects is to reduce risk and promote resilience in coastal communities. Shore projects help to reduce the damages – economic, environmental, infrastructure, human health and safety – of tropical storms and hurricanes. Thousands of residents and businesses in Duval County benefit from this shore project because storm events erode the beach rather than damaging or destroying coastal infrastructure. Coastal communities with engineered beaches have historically fared much better than other communities as proven by numerous studies.
Along with providing economic stability and opportunities, beach nourishment projects also have inherent benefits in restoring critical habitat for shorebird and marine turtle nesting.
There are multiple access points and staging areas for construction equipment, crews and trucks hauling sand. Due to safety concerns, some beach access areas will be closed and public access to the beach will be restricted during construction. Because of the extensive construction activities for the next several months, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and beach-goers are asked to use caution along these areas of Broward County. Beach-goers should use caution near the construction areas and stay out of the areas marked by orange fencing and barricades for their safety.
"This contract was a 100 percent set-aside for small business concerns," said Beth Myers, deputy for the Office of Small Business Programs. "Our commitment to build and preserve the small industrial base contributes to diversity, competition and economic growth. Small businesses are a valued source for innovative, cost effective, customer- focused solutions."
The solicitation for the Flood Control and Coastal Emergency Beach Erosion Control Project Broward County, Florida - Broward County Segment III is available on FedBizOpps.gov at: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=110710c88e5c24d47bc58e2f6d37d30e&tab=core&_cview=1
This renourishment project is 100 percent federally funded via the Flood Control and Coastal Emergency Act (Public Law 84-99) and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123). Between these two authorities, the total Federal funding allocation for the Corps’ Jacksonville District for hurricane recovery efforts so far exceeds $4 billion. Jacksonville District received a $3.348 billion allocation July 5 for long-term recovery investments in its area of responsibility, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This funding will go towards 14 studies and 19 projects that will help reduce flood risk to communities damaged by storm events.
Project updates will be available on the web and social media, including the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleDistrict/ and on Twitter @JaxStrong and more.
Two critically eroded areas in Broward County will be renourished starting in early January. A total of 125,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand will be trucked in from an upland sand mine and placed on the shoreline during the Broward County Segment III beach renourishment project.
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