The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the award of an $11 million construction contract for the Broward County Segment II beach renourishment project.
The Jacksonville District awarded a contract on January 11 to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC, of Lake Worth, Florida, for $ 11,013,888.89, for the Broward County Segment II Shore Protection Project.
The contractor will place approximately 390,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand from an upland mine along 8.9 miles of eroded Atlantic Ocean shoreline in central Broward County, between the Hillsboro Inlet and the Port Everglades Inlet, and includes the municipalities of Pompano Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and the northern portion of Fort Lauderdale, to the area approximately one half mile south of Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.
The project will help provide storm protection for the coastal population and infrastructure, habitat for several endangered animals including sea turtles, and recreational beaches for visitors and residents.
Sea turtle nesting season in Broward County is April 30 to November 1. Sand will not be placed on the beach during this time period. The public will be notified before beach mobilization and sand placement activities begin.
Trucks carrying loads of beach-quality sand will enter and exit the staging areas during operating hours for the duration of the project. Due to safety concerns, some beach access areas will be closed and public access to the beach will be restricted during construction. Members of the public should follow the instructions of construction personnel, observe all posted signs regarding closed areas and stay away from areas fenced with orange construction netting.
Work will be permitted 7 days per week, and no work will be permitted at the staging and access areas from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. Furthermore, no work will be performed seaward of the Erosion Control Line prior to sunrise or after sunset; and will not be permitted prior to 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m. should the sun rise before 7 a.m. and/or the sun set after 7 p.m.
Migratory shorebird and sea turtle monitoring will be conducted daily, and sea turtle nests will be relocated if necessary. If there are any sea turtle nests in the construction area, they will be monitored and protected until the hatchlings have emerged from the nest. After daily environmental species monitoring and sea turtle nest relocations have been completed and the area has been cleared for construction, beach work will commence. However, construction operations in the area will cease if sea turtles are present at any time.
Motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and beach goers are asked to use caution along these areas of the Broward County Segment II Shore Protection Project during construction.
This 2021 beach renourishment project is 100 percent federally funded via the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123), which goes toward projects that will reduce risk to communities damaged by storm events.
Additional information on the Broward County Segment II Shore Protection Project is available at: www.saj.usace.army.mil//BrowardSPPSegII2021
Contract information for Shore Protection Project, Segment II, Beach Renourishment 2020-2021, Broward County, Florida is available at: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/9bbc30239e4d40388d5374485ba2f68c/view?keywords=w912ep21b0001&sort=-relevance&index=&is_active=true&page=1
In addition, the Broward County Segment III Beach Renourishment Project has been advertised and is scheduled to be awarded in February. View the Shore Protection Project, Segment III Beach Renourishment 2020-2021, Broward County, Florida Contract page at: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/d15edf40783f4b0a806c155c25096016/view?keywords=w912ep21b0002&sort=-relevance&index=opp&is_active=true&page=1
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.