Emergency Beach Renourishment: 66-68 Streets

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Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Emergency Beach Renourishment: 66-68 Streets:

Area hit hard by irma and winter storms

Updated July 6 including area, construction times, and dates as noted in brackets below.

Miami-Dade County will begin an emergency beach renourishment, trucking in 25,000 cubic yards of sand for the area between 66th and 68th Streets in Miami Beach which was hit particularly hard by Hurricane Irma and last year’s winter storms. A countywide survey “identified this segment of beach as the most highly eroded section and a priority for renourishment,” according to Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales in a Letter to Commission.
 
[After identifying other severely eroded areas, the County may address spots between 63rd and 66th.]

Work is expected to start on July 9 and is anticipated to last until October 12, 2018. [New end date is anticipated to be November 6.]
 
Scheduled work hours will be Monday through Friday 8 am to 6 pm following the morning sea turtle nesting survey. [Hours updated to 8 to 4:30 pm.]
 
Beach access paths between 66th and 68th Streets will be closed during construction. The contractor will access the beach through 73rd Street and will provide flagmen to direct the trucking operations.
 
According to Morales, the sand will come from the Ortona quarry in Central Florida, “with a total not-to-exceed budget of $1.5m.”
 
Photo: City of Miami Beach

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