JACKSONVILLE, Fla. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, announces that construction will begin soon for the Broward County Segment II shore protection renourishment project.
The USACE contractor, Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC, of Lake Worth, Florida, is expected to mobilize at the site on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Sand placement is expected as soon as April 9 and no later than Monday, April 12, 2021.
The contractor will place approximately 220,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand from an upland mine along 7.8 miles of eroded Atlantic Ocean shoreline in central Broward County. The placement will begin from NE 7th St. in Pompano Beach to the Terramar Street 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 improve recreational beaches for visitors and residents.
Additionally, sand placement will begin near NE 7th Street in Pompano Beach and continue south to the Anglins Fishing Pier, near Commercial Boulevard, until April 30, 2021. Sea turtle nesting season in Broward County is April 30 to November 1. Construction is expected to be completed April 30, 2022.
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 sunrise before 7 a.m. or the sunset after 7 p.m.
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.
For more information on the Broward County Segment II Shore Protection Project visit: www.saj.usace.army.mil//BrowardSPPSegII2021