The Segment II Shore Protection Project is located within central Broward County and contains the municipalities of Pompano Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, and Fort Lauderdale. The project area has undergone three sand placement events in 1970, 1983, and 2016.
Currently, planning is underway for a Flood Control and Coastal Emergency (FCCE) project in Segment II. The project is expected to go to construction in Winter 2020, under 100% federal cost participation. These projects will replace losses from Hurricane Irma and rebuild the beaches to their full design template, above and below the water line, where feasible. Construction may begin in February 2021-March 2021. Alternatively, the contractor may decide to begin and complete the project in one phase from November 2021-March 2022. The schedule will be confirmed in January after the contract is awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers. They are keeping the turtle nesting season in mind.
In a conference call with Broward county, this is the latest on the project:
- 100% Federal funding
- The sand that they will be putting down will look like the sand that is at the beaches now, but the color may change a little over time.
- They got permission at all areas that will be closed for construction.
- They will always have crews onsite to direct people
- Usually it only takes a few days to place sand along most properties.
- They will be putting in a new reef while they do this.
- They have made it clear that no building will be impacted by the big/loud machinery.
- Entry locations for bringing sand to the beach: NE 30th Street, NE 27th Street, NE 25th Street, NE 18th Street and SR A1A and Sunrise Blvd
The last 2016 Segment II Shore Protection Project was constructed between January and December 2016. Due to sea turtle nesting season, no construction activities or sand placement occurred from May 1 to October 31. The project included sand placement along two reaches of shoreline. The northern reach, located along southern Pompano Beach and northern Lauderdale-By-The-Sea was approximately 5,150 feet in length, and the southern reach located along southern Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and northern/central Fort Lauderdale (including the Galt Mile) was approximately 21, 050 feet in length. Overall, 710,300 cubic yards of sand was placed within the project area from an upland sand mine. The most recent project accounted for sea level rise within its design, and this volume was included within the total amount of fill placed. Depending upon location along the shoreline, the restored beach added between 75 to 125 additional feet of beach. Additionally, over 1.5 miles of new dune habitat was created by the project. Overall, total project costs related to sand placement only were approximately $36 million.