The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has engaged Eastman Aggregate Enterprises to renourish 7.2 miles of critically eroded shoreline along:
- Dr. Von D. Mizell- Eula Johnson State Park
- Dania Beach
- Hollywood Beach (North and South Beach)
- Hallandale Beach
Eastman Aggregate Enterprises is hauling approximately 123,200 cubic yards of beach-quality sand from an upland sand mine in Central Florida to place on the dry beach, above the mean high water (MHW) level in the sections of beach noted above. Sand is being placed on beaches south of Port Everglades including Dania Beach, Hollywood North and South Beach and Hallandale Beach. Sand has already been placed in the state park and crews are now working on Hollywood Beach (see schedule below). There will be multiple access points and staging areas for construction equipment, crews and trucks hauling sand. Due to safety concerns, some public parking spaces and beach access areas may be closed or restricted during renourishment.
Schedule for Renourishment in Hollywood:
• Meade/Custer Streets: Completed
• Scott Street: Completed
• Georgia Street: Completed
• Magnolia St / Keating Park: Renourishment is underway and Eastman Aggregate expects to be finished in that area by April 19th.
After the Magnolia Street section is completed, crews will be on-scene for one week demobilizing and cleaning up in Hollywood.
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 Broward County will benefit from this shore project because storm events erode the beach rather than damaging or destroying coastal infrastructure. Beach nourishment projects also have inherent benefits in restoring critical habitat for shorebird and marine turtle nesting. The construction is estimated to cost $7,864,770 and is fully funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Project updates will be available on the Corps web and social media accounts, including the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleDistrict/ and on Twitter @JaxStrong