BREVARD COUNTY, FL.
-- A $47.6 million sand-pumping and placement project to restore beach and dune areas extending 11.5 miles from Pineda Causeway to South Spessard Holland Park is scheduled to begin within the next week.
The estimated 16-month Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies rehabilitation project is designed to restore significant beach and dune erosion caused by Hurricane Ian and Tropical Storm Nicole in 2022. The project is fully funded by federal emergency appropriations for damages incurred during those storms.
Brevard County Natural Resources Department has been working closely with state and federal partners on the Brevard County Shore Protection Project, an effort to repair beaches and dunes damaged by erosion. The project will begin by pumping sand from shoals miles offshore to the beach at South Spessard Holland Park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and contractor, Dutra Dredging, have already mobilized a dredge vessel to Port Canaveral. The vessel’s operation is weather-dependent, but is expected to begin sand transport the last week in January. Some of the sand will then be loaded into trucks at South Spessard Holland Park and driven to South Patrick Residents Association (SPRA) Park to replace losses in the mid-county area. This project will take approximately 16 months, including a break in the summer to allow for sea turtle nesting season. South Spessard Holland Park will remain open for the duration of the project. SPRA Park and some beach access paths will be temporarily closed as the project progresses.
Estimated completion is April 2025.
More information on the project and updates can be found at our Brevard County Natural Resources Beaches webpage
, or by calling the information hotline at 321-574-8855.