Update with new Village Traffic Alert Map: Beach Renourishment Project Begins April 3, 2017

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:30 pm

 

Preparations and staging of equipment for a beach nourishment project to add 19,000 cubic yards of sand to approximately 6,000 linear feet of Village shoreline will begin on Monday, April 3, 2017. Beach access paths North and South of the Oceana condo will provide entry to and exit from the beach for Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, the contractor, during the project. Trucks will begin to deliver sand mined in Central Florida on Tuesday, April 4. They will arrive via Crandon Boulevard use the North pathway from Sonesta Road to enter the beach, dump sand, exit the beach via the South pathway, and return to Sonesta Drive via Atlantic Road (Figure 1). Other equipment will transport and grade the new sand northwards and southwards along the beach. Work is expected to end in the first to second week of May, weather permitting. Since May 1 is start of marine turtle nesting season, Miami-Dade County’s marine turtle expert will monitor the beach before work begins for nests and mitigate any that are found while the project is underway.

 

Work hours for sand delivery and distribution on the beach are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Preparation/survey work may start at 6:00 a.m.

 

Residents are advised to expect the following during the project:

  • The North beach access path at Oceana will be closed for the duration of the project for equipment staging (Figure 2).
  • The South beach access path will be closed daily during work hours but will reopen after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and will be open on weekends.
  • Work crews and heavy equipment (dump trucks, bulldozers, excavators, auxiliary vehicles) will be on the beach near Oceana and where sand distribution is occurring. A clearly designated two-way haul road, delineated by signs and monitored by flagmen, will accommodate the heavy equipment used to move and grade the sand (Figure 3).
  • An ATV pilot vehicle will drive in front of dump trucks hauling sand along the beach.
  • Beach users may be asked to relocate or leave the section of the beach within the active work area.
  • Expect extra traffic along southbound and northbound Crandon Boulevard, Sonesta Drive and East Heather Drive.

The following will occur on Monday, April 3:

  • Both North and South beach paths will be closed.
  • 4" thick rubber mats will be laid on the beach access paths for protection.
  • A Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plan will be implemented along Crandon Boulevard, Sonesta Drive, Atlantic Road,  the beach access paths and along the beach in front of Oceana (Figures 1, 2 and 3).
  • Heavy equipment needed to move, spread and grade sand along the beach will be staged along the North pathway.
  • Sand leveling in front of Oceana may occur to prepare a path for dump trucks to enter, traverse and exit the beach.

The following will occur from Tuesday, April 4, through project completion:

  • Approximately 150 trucks per day will enter the Village starting at 7:00 a.m. to deliver sand and travel along Crandon Boulevard (Figure 1). Trucks will queue at Calusa Park as necessary. The deliveries will ramp up on April 4 and be in full operation on April 5.
  • According to the MOT, the trucks will deliver the sand using Sonesta Drive and exit back to via Atlantic Road and Sonesta Drive (Figure 2).
  • Stage 1 work is estimated to last one week, weather permitting. Sand will be stockpiled at the end of the North beach path and distributed northward to the Village boundary at Crandon Park.
  • Stage 2 work is estimated to last 3-4 weeks, weather permitting. The stockpile area will be moved to the end of the South beach path and sand distributed southward to the Village boundary with Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.
  • The North beach access path at Oceana will be closed for the duration of the project for equipment staging (Figure 2). The South beach access path will be closed daily during work hours but will reopen after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and will be open on weekends.
  • Eastman personnel will perform daily turbidity (water clarity) monitoring, vibration control and monitoring, geotechnical testing and post-surveying of beach sections as they are completed.
  • Demobilization is expected in late April into first week of May. This includes all equipment, mats and access area items, and MOT signage.

Eastman Aggregates will have Project Managers on site every day. EAC Engineering and Moffat & Nichols staff will act as the Owner's Representative Project Manager for the Village to monitor progress, and Village staff will be on site as needed.

 

Should you have questions or comments, please contact Police Chief Charles Press, the Village’s spokesman for the project, at (305) 579-0801.

 

 

 

Figure 1: Traffic Flow Pattern Plan for beach renourishment project dump trucks dvering sand. Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plan extends from entry into Village along Crandon Boulevard to entry/exit to beach via Sonesta drive and beach access paths bordering the Ocean condo. Trucks will likely queue at Calusa Park.

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Fig. 1 Village MOT 2017 Beach Renourish

 

Figure 2: Oceana Construction Access for beach nourishment project. Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Plan for truck sand deliveries using beach access paths North and South of Oceana is shown.

 

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Fig. 2 2017 Beach Renourish Project

 

Figure 3: Typical Haul Road Layout Plan. Sketch of two-way beach haul road used for sand distribution showing Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Plan.

 

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Fig. 3 2017 Beach Renourish Project


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