08-14-05

Broward County’s Beach Renourishment Project (Segment III)

Week ending August 14, 2005

During the past week, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock placed 89,518 cubic yards onto the beach at Hollywood, lengthening the constructed beach by 1190 feet. The beach is now constructed from the Broward/Miami-Dade County line to Virginia St. in Hollywood, and from Pierce St. to Tyler St. in Hollywood, a distance of approximately 2.5 miles.  To date, 41 percent of the linear distance of beach has been completed.

Work continues to finish up construction on Groin S-3, the southernmost structure at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park.  Stone-filled mattresses were laid on the site of the stem of Groin S-2, and some armor rock and chinking stone were placed on the mattresses.

The dredge Liberty Island steaming to the new pump-out location offshore of Pierce St. in central Hollywood.

The dredge Liberty Island steaming to the new pump-out location offshore of Pierce St. in central Hollywood.

Beach construction continuing to the south from Pierce St. to join up with the constructed area at Virginia St.

Beach construction continuing to the south from Pierce St. to join up with the constructed area at Virginia St.

The “Y” valve on the beach.  This valve allows construction of a wide cross-section of beach.

The “Y” valve on the beach.  This valve allows construction of a wide cross-section of beach.

Working to finish the “T” section of T-head Groin # S-3.

Working to finish the “T” section of T-head Groin # S-3.

Laying stone-filled mattresses and placing stone on the stem of T-head Groin S-2.

Laying stone-filled mattresses and placing stone on the stem of T-head Groin S-2.

County monitoring conducting the twice-weekly inspection of the submerged pipeline from offshore to the beach.

County monitoring conducting the twice-weekly inspection of the submerged pipeline from offshore to the beach.