US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Corps announces contract award and community meeting for Surfside Beach renourishment

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
Published May 17, 2019
Surfside beach

Surfside beach

Summary: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the award of a $17.9 million construction contract and a community meeting Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m. for the Surfside beach renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District awarded a $17,987,375.00 construction contract to Continental Heavy Civil Corp of Miami, Florida, to renourish the shoreline of the Town of Surfside, using trucks to haul beach-quality sand from an upland mine.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Miami-Dade County and the Town of Surfside will host a community meeting for the Surfside beach renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project.

The public is invited to attend an informational Surfside Beach Renourishment Community Meeting on Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall Commission Chambers, 9293 Harding Avenue, Surfside, Florida, 33154. A brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

The project will renourish critically eroded shoreline in Surfside, using trucks to haul beach-quality sand from an upland sand mine. A total of 330,000 cubic yards of sand will be placed throughout the Town’s limits, seaward of the dunes. Construction is expected to begin by late June or early July, with completion scheduled for winter 2019.

“Beach renourishment protects infrastructure from seasonal storms and hurricanes, supports the economy, preserves wildlife and promotes coastal resilience,” said Laurel Reichold, Corps project manager.

Stringent precautions and daily protection measures will be implemented during sea turtle nesting season, in partnership with the Miami-Dade County Sea Turtle Conservation Program staff.

Due to safety concerns, some beach access areas will be closed during the day. The public will still have access to the beach, however there will be restrictions in some areas during construction. Motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and beachgoers are asked to use caution, obey signage and directions from flagmen, and to expect some additional truck traffic on the roads, access and staging areas, and the beach.

This renourishment project is 100 percent federally funded via the Bipartisan Budget Act 0f 2018 (Public Law 115-123).

Project updates will be available on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at:  www.saj.usace.army.mil/surfside and on social media at the Jacksonville District U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleDistrict/ and Twitter @JaxStrong.


Contact
Erica Skolte
561-801-5734 (cell)
Erica.A.Skolte@usace.army.mil

Release no. 19-029