Posted January 13, 2020
Over the next six months, four erosion “hot spots” on Miami Beach will be replenished with sand from central Florida. The $16 million federally-funded project started this past week around 64th Street. According to Mayor Dan Gelber, this first phase will run from January through March.
In a Facebook post, he noted, “The sand being brought in is beach quality sand (no aggregate materials) and once delivery starts (tomorrow, Jan 8) it will be spread and tilled to increase the height and width of the beach in the area of each renourishment.”
In an October presentation on the project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) said a total of 305,000 cubic yards of sand will be trucked in and placed along four Miami Beach Hot Spot areas.
In addition to the 64th Street area, the other sections are around 55th (which also received replenishment in 2017, photo above), 46th, and 27th Streets.
details64th Street Hot Spot
6000-6800 Collins (underway): 125,000 Cubic Yards
Staging and access area, Allison Park
55th Street Hot Spot
5300-5500 Collins (March-April): 71,000 CY
Staging area, Beach View Park
46th Street Hot Spot
4400-4700 Collins (April-June): 85,000 CY
Staging and Access Area, Indian Beach Park
27th Street Hot Spot
2600-2900 Collins Avenue (May-June): 24,000 CY
Staging and access area, 36th street Park
According to the USACE, it is anticipated there will be between 100 to 250 truck loads of sand a day. (Each truck makes 2-3 trips per day.)