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US Army Corps of Engineer Beach Renourishment Project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin placing sand on three areas of Miami Beach using two separate sources of material. Work for the project will be conducted in two phases to avoid impacts to major special events, South Beach hotels and beach-goers during the peak of the South Florida tourism season.
Phase I (North Beach - 63 Street to 69 Street Beach)
This phase of the project will utilize the last available offshore borrow site in Miami-Dade County located approximately 11 nautical miles south-south west of the project area. A dredge located offshore will pump an estimated 250,000 cubic yards of sand to a diverter that will be located around 69th Street which will direct sand north and south to be distributed and graded to the approved slope. The dredging operations are scheduled to begin on February 29. It is anticipated that this phase of the project will last approximately 30 to 45 days, and will be completed by April 2012.
Phase II (South Beach & Middle Beach)
The second phase of the project will utilize a sand back-passing method to bring approximately 107,000 cy sand from an accreted portion of the beach between 10 Street and 18 Street to the highly eroded areas in the vicinity of 27 Street (50,000 cy) and 44 Street (57,000 cy). Construction is anticipated to begin in May 2012 and continue through November 2012.
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