Beach Construction To Begin Again: Dania, Hallandale Beach & Hollywood Residents Will Be Affected
October 12, 2023
The idyllic stretches of sand and surf along Dania Beach, Hallandale Beach, and Hollywood Beach have long been cherished by residents and visitors alike. However, the relentless forces of nature have taken their toll on these picturesque shores over the years. In response, a significant beach renourishment project is set to reshape the coastal landscape again, ensuring the preservation and protection of these beloved beachfront communities.
In February 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded the Segment III Beach Renourishment Construction Contract to Continental Heavy Civil Corporation. This project is no ordinary endeavor; it's a collaborative effort between local and federal entities, with a clear goal in mind - to restore and safeguard our coastline.
Stretching from Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park in the south to Hallandale Beach in the north, this project aims to place approximately 887,000 cubic yards of upland sand along the shoreline. What's remarkable is that the federal government, through its Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) Program, is funding this endeavor with a 100% cost share. This commitment was triggered by the need for recovery following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.
To execute this ambitious undertaking, meticulous planning is essential. Segment III Beach Renourishment will be implemented in distinct phases, each addressing the unique requirements of the shoreline:
• Dr. Von Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park: This segment extends from the Port Everglades South Jetty to FDEP Reference Monument R-92.
• Dania Beach/Hollywood Beach: From Dania Beach Pier to Hollywood Beach, Lee Street (R-108).
• Hollywood Beach/Hallandale Beach: Stretching from Hollywood Beach, Iris Terrace (R-119) to the South County Line (R-128).
Currently, construction is paused for Turtle Nesting Season, showcasing the project's commitment to Environmental Preservation. The pause began on June 1st, 2022 and construction will resume on November 1st, 2023.
The transformation of these beaches will be a gradual one, designed to minimize disruptions to the community. Hallandale Beach will witness the project's initial phase, with Sand Placement commencing at South City Beach Park’s access point. From there, construction will progress north through Hollywood Beach, with an estimated completion date set for April 2024.
Construction activities will primarily take place during daylight hours, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will typically run from Monday to Friday. However, if necessary to stay on schedule, work may extend into Saturdays.
The project has already made significant strides since its commencement. The Initial Construction Phase began within the confines of Dr. Von Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park on November 1st, 2021 and concluded on May 31st, 2022. This pause was vital to allow Nesting Turtles to thrive undisturbed.
A Respectful Approach
It's important to note that construction will only occur on upland beaches where property owners have granted construction easements. In areas where these easements have not been granted, Sand Placement will be limited to below the Erosion Control Line. This line defines the boundary between State Sovereign Submerged Lands and Upland Ownership.
The project's success depends on the cooperation and support of the community. Various Beach Access Points have been identified for Construction Access and Staging as needed by the Construction vendor:
• Approximate location of R-99, Dania Beach Public Parking Lot
• Meade Street, Hollywood Beach
• South City Beach Park, Hallandale Beach
As the sands shift, so too does our commitment to ensuring that the beaches we hold dear remain a source of beauty and enjoyment for generations to come. Beach Construction is not just about rebuilding sand; it's about fortifying the bonds that tie our communities to these natural wonders. The journey to restore our coastlines has begun once more, and it is a journey that promises a brighter and more resilient future for Dania, Hallandale Beach, and Hollywood residents alike.
Should you have any questions or require more information about the beach renourishment program, please do not hesitate to contact Jacob Rice at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your involvement and engagement are crucial as we work together to rejuvenate and safeguard our cherished coastal treasures.