Broward County, Florida Federal Shore Protection Project (Segments II and III)


Location: Broward County, Florida

Client: Broward County Board of County Commissioners

Tasks: Feasibility Report, General Reevaluation Report (GRR), Design, Permitting, Construction Documents, Construction Review, Post-Project Monitoring


The Broward County Federal Shore Protection Project is a Federal project designed, permitted, and constructed by the local sponsor (Broward County) that qualifies for subsequent reimbursement from the Federal government of about 55 percent of the total project costs.  Through a Joint-Venture contract, Olsen Associates, Inc. is the Engineer-of-Record for the planning, design, permitting, construction and monitoring of projects along the Broward County Segment II and III shorelines.

The 11.3 miles of Segment II shoreline between Hillsboro Inlet and Port Everglades includes the cites of Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, and Fort Lauderdale.  The 8.2 miles of Segment III shoreline between Port Everglades and the Miami-Dade County Line includes John U. Lloyd Beach State Park and the cities of Dania Beach, Hollywood, and Hallandale.

Construction of the Segment III project, which was completed in 2006, included the placement of approximately 1.6 MCY of sand along 6.8 miles of shoreline, the construction of three T-Head shore-stabilizing structures immediately downdrift of Port Everglades inlet, and the construction of more than 8 acres of nearshore hardbottom mitigation.  Five offshore sand borrow areas were used to construct the beach fill element of the project.  During construction, Olsen Associates, Inc. also work closely with Broward County and the US Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District to implement a parallel contract that provided for the replacement of 188,000 additional cubic yards of sand which was displaced from the Segment III shoreline during this 2004 hurricane season.  The cost for placing this additional volume of sand was covered 100 percent by the Federal government under authority of PL-84-99 which provided for post-hurricane restoration of numerous Florida east coast beaches.

Olsen Associates, Inc. is presently working with Broward County to complete the design, permitting, and implementation of a similar project along the Broward County Segment II shoreline.  That project is planned to include the placement of approximately 900,000 cubic yards of sand along approximately 5 miles of shoreline between Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale.  The project is scheduled for construction in 2012-13.


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