US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Loíza (14)

March 2019

FACT SHEET

Loiza, PR (14)

Construction (C)

Congressional District: Puerto Rico

 

1. DESCRIPTION

This study was authorized under Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1948 as amended.  Loiza is an economically disadvantaged community located on Puerto Rico’s northern Atlantic Coast, approximately 16 miles east of San Juan. The Recommended Plan to provide emergency shoreline protection, consists of placing a continuous rock revetment along approximately 1,050 feet of shoreline in front of the public road, Head Start public school, and community center. 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 located along the project area include 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, range from seawalls, to large stone revetments, to dumped concrete and other debris.

                 

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $200,000
Estimated Federal Cost $200,000
 

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY18 $200,000
 

b. P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental:

Current Working Estimate $5,200,000
Allocation thru FY18 $350,000
Allocation for FY19 $000
 
 

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

The PDT is currently developing plans and specifications. The Project Partnership Agreement is scheduled for execution ON 14 June 2019 along with an anticipated contract award in September 2019.