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Manatee County, FL BEC (C)

March 2019


Manatee County, FL BEC
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 14, 15, 16


The project area is located just south of Egmont Key at the entrance to Tampa Harbor. Section 201, Public Law 98-298, authorized the project for construction. The Manatee County Shore Protection Project provides for 4.7 miles of initial beach fill and periodic nourishment along Anna Maria Island. The project dimensions provide a berm 75 feet wide at elevation 5 feet above mean low water and a natural seaward slope shaped by wave action. Initial construction consisting of 2.6 million cubic yards of beach fill along 3.2 miles of shorefront was completed in March 1993 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Estimated Total Cost  $91,058,000
Estimated Federal Cost $49,548,000

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY18 $15,646,000

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

Current Working Estimate $12,300,000
Allocation thru FY18 $50,000
Allocation for FY19 $150,000
Current Working Estimate   $2,000,000
Allocation thru FY18 $50,000
Allocation for FY19 $000


Manatee County Board of County Commissioners
202 6th Avenue
East Bradenton, Florida 34208


Assessment of the beach post Hurricane Irma shows a deficit of 530,000 cubic yards. Although it did not qualify for emergency FCCE rehabilitation, the project is slated for renourishment with $14.3M in appropriations from the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (P.L.115-123). The project will need a new Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) to allow for a 30 year pay back option from the non-Federal sponsor. Award of the contract is scheduled for later 2019, with construction complete by summer of 2020. 


Manatee County Shore Protection Project Map