MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Hoping to return some of what Mother Nature took away, sand pumping operations got under way Monday on a section of Miami Beach.

During the beach restoration project, sand will be removed from areas between 10th and 18th Streets and, using an underground pipeline, be deposited on the highly eroded sections between 27th and 44th Streets.

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, which prepared and set up the operation, said pumping will occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

Beach goers can expect periodic closure of beach segments as the work progresses. The closed areas will be clearly marked and fenced.

The work, which is Phase 2 of the Miami-Dade County Shore Protection project, is expected to be completed by early November.

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