Beach Renourishment Project Update

Project Update: January 25, 2023

Project Overview and Benefits:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues the beach renourishment project in the vicinity of the Miami Beach Parking Lot on 53 Street. In addition, they will be re-mobilizing in mid-February 2023 to Mid Beach Park on 46 Street to complete the northern portion of this segment. The beach renourishment operations in the vicinity of Allison Park have been completed and the beach has been re-opened to the public. The City is working closely with the USACE, the Contractors, and residents to ensure a smooth operation of the project. Beach renourishment projects protect against hurricane storm surges, rising sea levels and widens our beaches.

What's Happening:

The USACE has completed the segment of the beach renourishment project from 60 to 69 street and has re-opened the beach to the public. The areas of Allison Park that were impacted by the construction staging area have been restored.

The beach renourishment operation in the 53 Street Mid Beach Parking Lot segment from 50 to 56 street continues to deliver sand for stockpiling and placement at the northern portion of the segment. The beach will continue to be closed off in 500-foot sections and re-opened once sand placement is completed and finalized. The USACE has begun to permanently re-open sections of the beach to the public at the southern end of the segment. This segment is estimated to be completed by April 2023.

Due to Art Basel events, the Contractors temporarily demobilized from Mid Beach Park prior to the completion of the segment from 44 to 49 street. As such, the contractors are re-mobilizing to this segment in mid-February 2023 to complete the northern portion.

The beach renourishment operation in the 36 Street Mid Beach Parking Lot segment from 23 to 36 street is in the planning stages and is estimated to begin in April 2023.

To ensure public safety, we strongly remind all beachgoers, vendors, and concession operators to comply with all posted safety markers and instructions of the construction crew on site. While sections of the beach will be closed to the public as construction takes place, beachgoers can still reach the water in nearby sections.

What to Expect

  • Work in the staging areas may occur from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Work on the beach may commence at 7 a.m. or sunrise (whichever is later) and conclude at 7 p.m. or sunset (whichever is earlier). The contractor will work weekdays and weekends as needed.
  • Moderate levels of construction noise can be expected during the day.
  • Construction equipment, machinery, and workers will be present in the work zone.
  • Sections of the beach undergoing active construction will be closed to ensure public safety. 
  • No parking restrictions will be in place at Mid Beach Park on 53 or 36 street.
  • Lifeguard towers will be temporarily relocated to allow for sand placement.


Who to contact

For more information, please contact Dexter Peralta, Neighborhood Affairs Coordinator at [email protected].


David Ruderman, the USACE Public Affairs Specialist, can be contacted at [email protected].

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