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.READ MORE: ‘We Share The Frustration With The World’: Police Chief Takes Aim At Missing Florida Woman Gabby Petito’s Fiancé, Who Isn’t Speaking
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.READ MORE: Miami Heat & Miami-Dade County Team Up To Vaccinate Law Enforcement Officers At FTX Arena
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.MORE NEWS: ‘My Heart Dropped’: Parkland Woman Teams Up With Neighbors To Rescue Rabbit Found With Dart In Its Face
The project is expected to be finished by January 2014.