The Canaveral Harbor Federal Sand Bypass Project (Phase V) will dredge 1,340,000 cubic yards of sand from the shoreline north of Port Canaveral and place the sand along 3.5 miles of shoreline south of the inlet during November 2018 through April 2019.
The project transfers sand from north to south across the inlet that is otherwise interrupted from natural drift by the federal inlets, jetties, and channel.
This is the fifth construction of the sand bypass project since its inception in 1995. The sand placement will initially widen the beach by about 150 feet, after which the sand will drift southward, maintaining Brevard’s beaches at their historical dimensions.
The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) is the project sponsor. Construction is managed and funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, with additional funding by the CPA and Florida Dept of Environmental Protection, and logistical support from the USAF 45th Space Wing and Brevard County. The construction contractor is Norfolk Dredging Company.
There will be temporary beach access closures for 2 or 3 days while construction moves north-to-south along the beach. See the project website for updated schedule information.
Project updates and progress maps will be posted more or less weekly on this page during the duration of construction.