FT. LAUDERDALE – Beaches in northern Broward will begin being buffed up starting Monday as part of their beach restoration project meant to fix thinning sections of the coastline.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, trucks full of sand will begin arriving Monday to begin restoring five miles of  shoreline that have suffered from erosion. Beaches will receive 115,000 cubic yards of sand to raise the height of the beach by one foot.

The sand is being brought in from a sand mine near Lake Okeechobee, where sand  is dug up from ancient beaches in Florida, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The Army Corps of Engineers will foot the bill for the $7.1 million project which  will start just south of Hillsboro Inlet and  move south in the coming weeks.

Workers will begin at 7 a.m. and end at 7 p.m, Monday through Saturday.

The project is expected to be finished by January 2014.


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