Brevard Shore Protection Renourishment From Patrick Space Force Base to North 2nd Street in Cocoa Beach to Begin March 20
By Space Coast Daily // March 16, 2021
$10.6 million contract awarded in September 2020
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville will begin beach re-nourishment of the North Reach section of its Brevard County Shore Protection Project on or about March 20.
The effort will place about 465,000 cubic yards of sand on the southern four miles of the 9.8-mile long North Reach shoreline, from Patrick Space Force Base to North 2nd Street in Cocoa Beach under a $10.6 million contract awarded in September 2020.
This will be the latest in a series of periodic beach renourishments that began in 2000.
Subsequent beach renourishments were undertaken in 2005 and 2014. The shore protection project is completely funded by the federal government.
The source sand for this iteration of the shore protection project will be dredged from Canaveral Shoals, about five miles offshore Cape Canaveral. A hopper dredge will deliver it directly to the beach via a temporary pipeline.
The construction template calls for the beach to be initially widened by about 60 feet and construction is to be completed by April 30, 2021.
For a weekly construction update call 321-637-5374.