LoĆ­za PR (14)

June 2021

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.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $190,000
Estimated Federal Cost $190,000

 

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY19 $188,000
 

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

Current Working Estimate $5,200,000
Allocation thru FY19 $4,700,000
Allocation for FY20 $0

Project is a Section 14 Continuing Authorities Program project.

3. SPONSOR

Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER)
P.O. Box 366147
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936

4. STATUS

The construction contract was awarded on 28 September 2019 for $3.36M. Construction is ongoing. Construction completion is expected by the end of 2021.

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