The Segment III Shore Protection project is located in southern Broward County, extending from Port Everglades Inlet to the Miami-Dade Countyline. The project encompasses the beaches of Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, Dania, Hollywood, and Hallandale beaches. This portion of shoreline experiences some of the highest rates of erosion within the County due to Port Everglades acting as a littoral barrier and preventing the movement of sand into southern Broward County.
The initial nourishment of the Segment III shoreline occurred along the beaches of Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park (formerly known as John U. Llyod) in late 1976 and early 1977. The project placed approximately 1.09 million cubic yards along 1.5 miles of shoreline. This project area experienced its first renourishment in 1989, which placed approximately 604,000 cubic yards.
The Hollywood and Hallandale project reach was originally constructed in 1979. The project included approximately 5.25 miles of shoreline. This project placed approximately 2 million cubic yards of sand from offshore borrow areas in order to restore beaches. This project area was renourished in 1991 with 1.1 million cubic yards.
In April of 2005, work began on restoring 6.2 miles of Broward County’s shoreline, from the Broward County line in Hallandale Beach to the John Lloyd State Recreation Area in Hollywood, just south of Port Everglades. The $23.8 million undertaking, known as the Broward County Segment III Shore Protection Project, involved the placement of approximately 1.7 million cubic yards of sand on South Broward’s eroded beaches. Hallandale Beach, Hollywood and Dania Beach shoreline was impacted by the renourishment project, which was in the planning stages for a number of years. The beach was widened, depending on previous width, up to 200 feet. The project was completed in February of 2006. Work on the northern end of the project at John Lloyd State Park was not scheduled to begin until November of 2005 because of the sea turtle nesting season. Three structures were constructed at the northern end of the park to “lock-in” the sand along the southern shoreline.
Currently, the County is in the pre-permitting, engineering, and design phase for the next Segment III project. This project will incorporate recommendations from the 2015 Beach Management Plan. The County plans to submit permit applications to the State and Federal permitting agencies in Fall 2019. Scoping meetings will be held within the community at this time also. Barring no unforeseen delays or hurdles, the project is anticipated for construction in late 2021.