As discussed during the Public Meeting held on January 7 at the La Costa Condominium, and as authorized by the State of Florida, work to restore the beach in the area of 54 Street to 59 Street is expected to commence on Friday March 6. Approximately 20,000 cubic yards of beach sand will be trucked on to the beach, and then moved by large dump truck to the placement area. The placement will start at 54 Street, and progress to the north. Work will occur between the hours of 8AM and 4PM, Monday - Friday. Areas of ongoing sand placement activities, including the use of heavy equipment (bulldozers, large trucks) will be restricted during the periods of operations. These activities are expected to continue through the second week in April.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Heavy equipment on the beach between 53 Street and 59 Street. Work will start at the south end (near 54 Street), and progress to the north.
- Beach Access Restrictions. - Areas of the beach that are having active sand placement will be restricted due to the use of heavy equipment. Restricted areas will be marked daily and will be fenced off using orange construction fence. The "restricted area" will move down the beach as the area project progresses. Fencing marking the restricted areas will be on the beach only during periods of work on the beach (i.e., put up in the morning and taken down at 4 PM).
- Noise - As large 'heavy equipment' (i.e., dump trucks, bulldozers, front loaders) will be used, the machinery/engine noise and safety alarms (back up bells and alarms) should be expected during the working hours.
For more information on this project, please contact Brian Flynn (305.372.6850) with Miami-Dade County or the City of Miami Beach's Environment and Sustainability Division (305.673.7010).