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Beach Management Program - Building Beaches


North Reach - Cape Canaveral / Cocoa Beach

The US Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) to renourish 7 miles of the Brevard County Shore Protection Project’s North Reach to counter erosion caused by Hurricane Sandy. GLDD will place approximately 1 million cubic yards of sand along the shoreline between Cheri Down Park in Cape Canaveral and Surf Road in Cocoa Beach (the Northern North Reach) and between 3rd Street North and the northern limit of Patrick AFB (the Southern North Reach). Work in the Northern North Reach began January 28, 2014, however due to equipment maintenance and a short hiatus to complete a Federal project in Kings Bay, GA, sand placement was delayed.  The dredging operations resumed on March 17th and sand placement will continue north between the Cocoa Beach Pier and Cheri Down Park. Work in the Southern North Reach is expected to begin around March 28, 2014 near 5th Street South in Cocoa Beach.  The sand will be dredged from Canaveral Shoals, an offshore borrow area located approximately six miles east of Cape Canaveral. All beach work will be completed by May 1, 2014. The remainder of the North Reach shoreline between Surf Road and 3rd Street North has remained stable and will not receive sand. Construction funding for the project is 100% federal. Check back soon for more project details or click here to read the project history.


South Reach – Indialantic / Melbourne Beach

The US Army Corps of Engineers  awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) to renourish the 3.8 mile South Reach of the Brevard County Shore Protection Project to counter erosion caused by Hurricane Sandy. Approximately 730,000 cubic yards of sand were placed along the shoreline between Flug Avenue in Indialantic and Spessard Holland Park. The sand was dredged from Canaveral Shoals, an offshore borrow area located approximately six miles east of Port Canaveral.Construction funding for the project is 100% federal. Click here to read the project history.


Mid Reach – Satellite Beach / Indian Harbour Beach / Indialantic

In response to erosion caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Board of County Commissioners approved funding for a full scale dune restoration project in the 7.8 mile Mid Reach between Patrick AFB and Flug Avenue in Indialantic. The contract was awarded to J.P. Donovan Construction who completed sand placement in in mid February, 2014.Click here to read the project history.


South Beaches

In the South Beaches, a reduced scale project was built in only the most severely eroded areas.The contract was awarded to JP Donovan Construction who completed sand placement during the first week of March, 2014. Click here to read the project history.

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