Broward County’s Beach Renourishment Project (Segment III)
Week ending October 9, 2005

This is an update for the two week period ending October 9, 2005. During the period, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock pumped 99,976 cubic yards of sand onto the beaches of Hollywood, advancing the project approximately 1,883 feet along the beach. The project is now 90 percent complete, with the beaches restored from the Broward/Miami-Dade County line to about Franklin Street in Hollywood.

Production during the period was interrupted for a few days by high seas and several minor maintenance issues on the dredge. We anticipate that the Hallandale Beach-Hollywood-Dania Beach portion of the project will be completed up to the Dania Pier by October 19. It is expected that construction of John U. Lloyd Beach State Park will commence in early or mid-November.

Completion of the erosion control structures at the State Park continues to be delayed by rough surf. There was some progress on rock groin S-2, with additional mattress foundations laid down and a portion of the armor stone placed. With calm weather, we anticipate that the groins can be completed within two weeks.

Northern Hollywood Beach

Beach construction has reached the northern portion of Hollywood. The motel in the background is the Ocean Queen.

beach-building process

Above is another view of the beach-building process. Note the proximity to Dania Pier, where the current phase of the nourishment will end.

Libery Island

High pressure discharge of sand with the hopper dredge Liberty Island offshore at the pumpout.

marine mattress

A marine mattress foundation unit being moved into position for placement under groin S-2.

south jetty

Partially constructed spur on the south jetty of Port Everglades. This structure is designated S-1.