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Brevard County, FL

March 2018


FACT SHEET

Brevard County, FL

Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 8

1. DESCRIPTION

Brevard County is located on the east coast of Florida at the approximate midpoint of the peninsula. The authorized project has been divided into three segments: North Reach, South Reach and Mid Reach. The North Reach consists of restoration of 9.4 miles of shoreline extending from the south jetty at Canaveral Harbor to the northern limit of Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB). The South Reach consists of restoration of 3.4 miles of shoreline and is bounded by PAFB to the north and Spessard Holland Park to the south. This section was originally 10.5 miles long, but 7.8 miles were excluded because of near shore hard grounds. A General Reevaluation Report (GRR), which evaluated the 7.8 miles excluded from the original report, was recently completed and approved which is now referenced as the Mid Reach. This segment was conditionally authorized by WRDA 2000 Section 418 and WRDA 2007 Section 3045. The 4.5 miles of PAFB shoreline have been excluded from the project per their request.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $882,400,000
Estimated Federal Cost $491,000,000
Allocation thru FY17 $53,547,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0

3. SPONSOR

Brevard County Board of County Commissioners
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, Florida 32940

4. STATUS

North and South Reaches – Construction of the FCCE and Supplemental project (post-Matthew & Irma) is scheduled to complete in April 2018. Approximately, 1.2 million cubic yards of beach fill material is being placed along 13.6 miles of shoreline. The next nourishment cycle for the North Reach is scheduled for FY2023. The next nourishment cycle for the South Reach is scheduled for FY2020.

Mid-Reach - The Project Partner Agreement was executed in August 2016 and FY2016 funds were allocated to begin the first construction contract for environmental mitigation. Mitigation is required before initial nourishment may be completed. The mitigation for the nearshore hard bottom areas include construction of an artificial reef out of geomatic material. The mitigation contract was awarded in September 2016. The period of performance is from April 2017 to December 2018. It is recommended that the contractor only work in the summer months from May to September when the weather is optimal.                   

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