US Army Corps of Engineers
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Brevard County, FL

March 2019


Brevard County, FL
Construction (C)
Congressional District: 8


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. The 7.8 miles that were excluded from the original report were studied and approved in a General Reevaluation Report (GRR), and are 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.


Estimated Total Cost $1,061,400,000
Estimated Federal Cost $574,200,000


a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY18 $65,010,000


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

Current Working Estimate $2,000,000
Allocation thru FY18 $100,000
Allocation for FY19 $0
Current Working Estimate $9,020,000
Allocation for FY19 $0



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


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

Mid and South Reaches — Mid Reach  – The Project Partnership Agreement was executed in August 2016 and FY2016 funds were allocated to begin the first construction contract for environmental mitigation. Mitigation for nearshore hard bottom areas 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 and construction is still ongoing. Mid and South Reaches will be combined into one contract with a scheduled advertisement date of July 2019 and completion by end of April 2020.  Approximately 280K cubic yards of material will be placed along the mid reach segment and 465K cubic yards within the south reach. In addition, approximately 350K cubic yards of sand within the Patrick Air Force Base will also be included within the contract.