2021 Beach Re-Nourishment Project

 

 

 

 

April 2, 2021

  

Beach Re-Nourishment Project Update

for Week of April 5

   

Throughout the week of April 5, the project area will continue to move southward focusing on widening the beach between monument number 106 adjacent to the Ocean Club to monument number 107 near Mar Azul.

 

A daily estimate of 100 truck loads of sand will continue to enter Key Biscayne. Residents and visitors are advised that traffic will be impacted; additionally, please do not park along Sonesta Drive as it can impede the flow of sand delivery. 

 

Work on the beach will take place Monday – Friday from sunup to sundown.

 

The beach will remain open during the re-nourishment. Please use caution if visiting the beach as there will be truck traffic and avoid the Beach Access Pathways North and South of Oceana during the work week. Beachgoers are asked to please not climb the mounds of sand or allow children to climb the sand as it may pose a safety risk.

 

Residents who wish to visit the beach and do not yet have access to Beach Park may contact Richard Perez at (305) 365-8900 or rperez@keybiscayne.fl.gov at the Key Biscayne Community Center. For more information, click here.

 

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Roland Samimy, chief resilience and sustainability officer at 786-770-9465.

 

 

 

   
   

The 2021 Beach Re-nourishment project began on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

 

Ferreira Construction has laid down a temporary road on the north and south beach access points -at either end of Oceana- as well as a temporary path along the beach, which will be used by smaller trucks to move sand north and south.

 

As a result of Hurricane Irma in 2017 and natural erosion, Key Biscayne’s beaches need repair. The Village has secured Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the Florida Division of Emergency Management grants that will fund 23 thousand cubic yards of sand for the project. During the March 9 Council Meeting, the Council will vote on possibly adding an additional 8 thousand cubic yards of sand, to be funded by the Village should funds be available, to maximize shoreline protection. 

 

By widening the beach and restoring the dunes, the Village’s goal is to enhance shoreline protection and minimize damages that may arise from future storms. Working with Ferreira Construction, the Village will add 23 thousand cubic yards to the beach and rebuild the dunes, which includes replanting native plants and removing exotic plants.

 

Each day, about 100 trucks loads of sand will be brought onto the beach using the Public Beach Access Point (Sonesta Drive to Ocean Drive) running along the north side of Oceana. Those same trucks will exit the beach using the Public Beach Access Point (E. Heather Drive) running along the south side of Oceana. Please note that there will be moderate noise resulting from the project, including back-up alarms from the trucks. Additionally, sand will be staged in a large mound at the south side public beach access point and beach capable trucks will shuttle sand to the section being re-nourished. Work will progress from northernmost portion of the project area and move southward.

 

The project must be completed no later than April 30th with the turtle nesting season starting on May 1st.

 

 

 

Your Village Government 

Mayor Michael W. Davey

Vice Mayor Edward London

Councilmembers: 

Franklin H. Caplan

Luis Lauredo

Allison McCormick

Brett Moss  

Ignacio J. Segurola

 Interim Village Manager Charles R. Press

Village Clerk Jocelyn Brewster Koch

Village Attorneys Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

 

Comments? Questions? Suggestions?

Send an email to communications@keybiscayne.fl.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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