The Golden Shores Utility Undergrounding & Streetlighting Enhancement Project is currently underway in Sunny Isles Beach.
Project Updates, November 16, 2022: The Golden Shores Undergrounding Project continues to make substantial progress. Mainline conduit trenches along with placement of equipment foundations and wiring pull boxes are complete from 191 Terrace to 189 Terrace and Atlantic Blvd to North Bay Drive, comprising over 52% of the project. The installation of final service connections to individual residences is nearing completion with over 85% of final conduit runs installed.
The City Commission has approved additional work to be included in the project – improvements to the storm drainage system within the neighborhood. This work will commence shortly after January 1.
In consideration for the upcoming holiday period, no construction activities will take place on November 24 and 25, and from December 23 through January 3, 2023.
Project Update, July 7, 2022: The Golden Shores Undergrounding Project has not been immune from the worldwide supply chain delays; conduit and concrete equipment bases were finally received in the third week of March. Actual trench excavation and conduit placement commenced on March 29 east of Atlantic Boulevard on 191 Street. Activities then continued moving west along 191 Terrace to North Bay Road, followed by the initial placement of conduit on 191 Street, which will continue to the east.
As previously encountered on the utility conversion project along Collins Avenue, unforeseen utilities and asphalt paving thicknesses exceeding eleven inches in depth have challenged the progress of the project. The installation schedule remains as originally contemplated with completion anticipated for early fall 2023.
Please use extra caution when driving and walking in the construction areas and be mindful of reduced speed limits and potential trip hazards.
Project Update, February 18, 2022: Starting the week of 2/21/22, residents of Golden Shores will see some minor work beginning on the Utility Undergrounding Project. The contractor will begin preliminary saw cuts in the roadway. Although materials on order have not yet arrived, this preliminary work will expedite the process once all materials are delivered and work can fully begin. Work will begin at 191 Terrace and move south. Please use caution around the work zones.
Project Update, December 17, 2021: The Golden Shores Streetlighting project was recently completed in October 2021. The installation of 130 new streetlights marks a milestone in the Golden Shores Utility Undergrounding project. The City Commission approved the contract for the construction of the Golden Shores Utility Undergrounding Project at the December 2021 Regular City Commission Meeting. Work is anticipated to start in early 2022.
About this Project
The Golden Shores Utility Undergrounding and Street Lighting Enhancement project will bring repaved roads to the entire Golden Shores neighborhood, enhanced beautification and landscape, new and improved decorative street lighting and an improved sidewalk that will extend the length of Atlantic Boulevard from 185 to 191 Street on the east side connecting to Collins Avenue at select street locations, which will aid pedestrian traffic. In addition, the project will also help reduce the number of power and utility outages, and increase safety by eliminating downed live distribution electrical wires during and after a storm or hurricane. The installation of new equipment is more resistant to the impacts of weather and will provide for quicker restoration should power and utility outages occur.
We encourage all Golden Shores residents to sign up for notifications regarding the status and progress of this extensive and ongoing project.
For more information or if you have any questions regarding the Golden Shores Utility Undergrounding Project, please call 305.792.1701 or email [email protected].
To report utility outages, contact the Public Works Department at 305.792.1711.