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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Beach Renourishment Project on Hollywood Beach

Shore Proection Project

Project Update:

Now that turtle nesting season is over, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer contractor has resumed work in Broward County. Having just completed work in Hallandale Beach, they have begun work at the south end of Hollywood Beach. They will continue using their staging area in Hallandale Beach to place sand in Hollywood until they reach the Diplomat Beach Resort. Then they’ll shift to the staging area at Keating Park. Sand will be placed from the southern boundary of Hollywood to Iris Terrace. Sand placement will continue from Scott Street to Balboa Street in the north. The schedule intends to have all work completed by April 30, 2024.   

Project Details:

Segment III of the Broward County Shore Protection Project continues through April 2024. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded the Segment III Beach Renourishment construction contract to Continental Heavy Civil Corporation. The project area is along the shorelines of Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, Dania, Hollywood, and Hallandale Beaches. This project is expected to place approximately 887,000 cubic yards of upland sand along the shoreline, with a 100% cost share by the federal government. Where feasible, shore protective dunes may be placed to complement this project.

Construction will only occur on upland beaches where property owners have granted construction easement and, where construction easement has not been granted, sand will only be placed below the erosion control line, which defines the boundary between State sovereign submerged lands and upland ownership. Beach construction access and/or staging will be at the discretionary needs of the construction vendor.

Hollywood Schedule: Beach renourishment began in Hollywood's South Beach in December and construction is expected to be completed by April 30, 2024.

Staging and Beach Access: Keating Park and Meade Street

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 are 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

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