The City of Sunny Isles Beach is undertaking a Beach Sand Renourishment Project, led by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Jacksonville District, in partnership with Miami-Dade County, the City of Sunny Isles Beach, and the private sector. The Beach Sand Renourishment Project will add approximately 200,000 cubic yards of sand to eroding areas of the beach.
The project will span from the northern City limit (Terracina Avenue) to the south end of the Millennium Condominium building. Additional sand will also be placed at critical areas just north and south of the historic Newport Fishing Pier.
Construction is already underway, beginning near the Newport Fishing Pier and is scheduled to continue until February of 2018.
Most of the beach will remain open throughout the duration of this project. Flagmen will be stationed throughout the project limits to ensure the safety of pedestrians entering the beach. The north access, Ellen Wynne Beach Access at 192nd Street, includes a portion of the bus lane, due to limited area for maneuvering. It will service the base portion of the contract at the north end of the city. The middle access is the former Monaco Motel site at 175th Terrace, and use of this area may be restricted at times due to the concurrent Florida Department of Transportation repaving project. The south access is located at the north end of Haulover Beach Park, west of the dune line, and north of the main beach parking lots.
Project updates and maps are available at the City of Sunny Isles Beach’s website at www.sibfl.net/renourishment and the Army Corp’s website at www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Shore-Protection/Dade-County/Sunny-Isles-Beach.