US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Lido Key FL Shore Protection Project (C)

March 2019

FACT SHEET
Lido Key, FL Shore Protection Project (C)
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 16, 17

 

1. DESCRIPTION

House Resolution dated 14 September 1995 authorized the study for Lido Key. House Document 91-320, de-authorized the project on 1 January 1990, in accordance with the provisions of Section 1001(b)(1) of Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 1986. Section 364 of WRDA of 1999 reauthorized the project. The project area comprises 8,280 feet of the Lido Key Gulf of Mexico shoreline.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $254,800,000
Estimated Federal Cost $159,000,000
Allocation thru FY18 $14,972,000
Allocation for FY19 $0
President’s Budget FY20 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

City of Sarasota 
1565 First Street
Sarasota, Florida 34230

4. STATUS

The project received work-plan funds in the amount of $13.426M for construction in FY18. FONSI was signed on 30 July 2018. A Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) was executed September 2018. A Kick off meeting occurred in October 2018 and construction contract for initial beach nourishment and 2 groins is scheduled for award July 2019. The beach nourishment portion of the project will include nourishment of approximately 1.56 miles of shoreline (FDEP R-Monuments: 35-44). Initial construction will consist of dredging approximately 1.2MCY from Big Sarasota Pass (900kcy from Borrow Area C and 300 kcy from Borrow Area B).

Historical: A Pre-Construction Engineering and Design (PED) Agreement was executed to initiate Plans and Specifications in FY07. Quantity of sand in previously identified offshore borrow areas has been reduced because of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) / State requirements. An extensive search for offshore borrow area provided negative results. Big Sarasota Pass has been identified as a new additional sand source area. Environmental & Archeological surveys along with geotechnical vibracores were conducted and collected on the new borrow area footprints. This information will be utilized for the on-going required National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and State permitting. A NEPA scoping meeting was held on July 2014. Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) was released for public comments on March 2015. NEPA public meetings were held on July 2015. FDEP issued the notice of intent for the Joint Coastal Permit on 22 December 2016. Administrative hearing was held in December 2017 and the ruling was in favor of Jacksonville District.

 

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