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Loíza (14)

March 2018


FACT SHEET

Loíza (14)

Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: Puerto Rico

1. DESCRIPTION

This study was authorized under Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1948 as amended. The study area includes a community center, public school and roadway with a combined shoreline frontage of approximately 1,000 feet within the Municipality of Loíza, Puerto Rico. Loíza is an economically disadvantaged community located on Puerto Rico’s northern Atlantic Coast, approximately 16 miles east of San Juan. Hurricane and coastal storm damages including inundation, erosion, and wave attack along the Loiza shoreline threaten infrastructure and beach access for recreation and contribute to public safety hazards. Infrastructure is located along large portions of the study area, including commercial businesses, residential homes, roads, a public school, public parkland, and public beach access points. A number of structures are located directly along the shoreline and have suffered damage from coastal storms. Existing shore protection structures, referred to in this report as coastal or shoreline “armor,” range from seawalls, to large stone revetments, to dumped concrete and other debris. Much of the material used is inadequate to provide significant protection.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $200,000
Estimated Federal Cost $200,000
Allocation thru FY17 $150,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0


Project is a Section 14 Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Project.

3. SPONSOR

Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER)
P.O. Box 9066600
Puerta De Tierra
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00906-6600

4. STATUS

A Feasibility Cost Share Agreement (FCSA) was executed December 2016. The feasibility report was initiated on May 2016. Report will be complete in June 2018.