The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a contract on Jan 26 to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Florida, for $14,040,069.05, for the Sunny Isles Beach shoreline renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project.
Eastman Aggregate will renourish eroded shoreline in Sunny Isles Beach, using trucks to haul beach-quality sand from an upland sand mine. The 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).
“Eastman Aggregate has a proven track record working in south Florida. In 2017, they successfully completed both the Sunny Isles Beach and Miami Beach Hotspots beach renourishment projects, and we look forward to partnering with them again on the Sunny Isles Beach truck haul,” said Rene Perez, Corps project manager. “Beach renourishment protects infrastructure from seasonal storms and hurricanes, supports the economy, preserves wildlife and promotes coastal resilience.”
The contractor will place an estimated 280,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand on approximately 2.3 miles of eroded shoreline in Sunny Isles Beach, to protect the shoreline during seasonal storms as well as tropical storms and hurricanes.
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 Sunny Isles Beach.
Project updates will be available at www.saj.usace.army.mil/SunnyIslesBeach/and social media, including the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleDistrict/ and on Twitter @JaxStrong.
Contract documents for this beach renourishment project are available at: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/88c6695e4a254df3871bf406f7095dae/view