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The contractor has reported that they have approximately 48 hours remaining of active pumping for the North Beach Project. Upon sand placement, the contractor will begin removing pipe from the project area and start tilling the beach. They anticipate being completely off of the beach with all equipment by April 20th.
Late yesterday afternoon, the contractor (Weeks Marine) commenced construction for North Beach. The project started just at the southern end of Spanish River Park and will be moving north until they reach the northern project limit (a little north of Spanish River Blvd). Once they finish the northern section, they will flip the pipeline and work south to complete the project.
As of now, the southern tunnel at Spanish River Park is roped off, as the active construction zone is adjacent to it and the goal is to keep people safe. As the project moves north, each tunnel will probably close for a day or two.
Today, the contractor for the beach restoration project, Weeks Marine, was able to bring in some of the submerged pipeline to the landing site in Boca Raton. The contractor anticipates that dredging will begin on the project site at the beginning of next week.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin a beach restoration project for beaches in north Boca Raton, with mobilization beginning in late February / early March.
The Contractor plans to mobilize to the site in early March 2020, with construction commencement in early to mid-March. Construction operations will occur on a 24/7 basis until project completion. The construction project is scheduled to be completed by April 30, 2020.
The project location is a stretch of 1.45 miles that starts just north of Spanish River Boulevard and continues south just before Red Reef Park. This area will see the addition of approximately 550,000 cubic yards of sand.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The construction costs associated with this project are being fully funded by the USACE. City Staff will monitor the work to ensure the safety of wildlife and the environment.
In late 2018, the City of Boca Raton received a letter from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a Division of the Department of the Army, indicating that the City’s North Boca Raton Beach Project Area was eligible for Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) assistance due to the impacts caused by the passing of Hurricane Irma. The construction of the North Boca Raton Beach Project Area would replenish the material lost from the passing of Hurricane Irma, as well as material that had naturally eroded away since the construction of the 2014 project.
For any questions, please contact Jennifer Bistyga, Coastal Program Director at email@example.com.