Palm Beach County FL BEC (C)

June 2021

FACT SHEET

Palm Beach County, FL BEC
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 18, 20, 21, 22

1. DESCRIPTION

The Rivers and Harbors Act of 1962 authorized the project as a reimbursable project for Jupiter/Carlin, Ocean Ridge, Delray Beach, and North Boca Raton segments located within Palm Beach County. The Jupiter/Carlin segment extends approximately 1.1 miles from Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) monument R-13 to R-19. The Ocean Ridge segment extends approximately 1.42 miles from R-152 at the South Lake Worth Inlet to R-159. The Delray Beach segment extends approximately 2.65 miles from just north of R-175 at the Delray Beach city limit to R-188. The North Boca segment extends approximately 1.45 miles from R-205 to just south of R-212.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost   $380,215,000
Estimated Federal Cost $182,482,000
 

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY20          $50,098,000
 

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

Construction
Current Working Estimate      $42,372,324
Allocation thru FY20 $29,182,324
Allocation for FY21 ($5,020,976)
 

3. SPONSOR

Boca Raton Segment:
City of Boca Raton
201 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Delray Beach Segment:
City of Delray Beach 
100 N.W. 1st Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Jupiter/Carlin Segment:
Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners
c/o Environmental Resources Management
2300 North Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411-2743

Ocean Ridge Segment:
Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners
c/o Environmental Resources Management
2300 North Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411-2743

4. STATUS

Completed nourishment of all four segments between November 2019 and April 2020 using Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA18) Supplemental funding as a result of impacts encountered due to Hurricane Irma in 2017.

The Jupiter/Carlin segment consisted of placing approximately 422,000 cubic yards (cy) of material between November 2019 and January 2020. The Ocean Ridge segment consisted of placing approximately 464,000 cy of material in March 2020. The Delray Beach segment consisted of placing approximately 365,000 cy of material between January and March 2020. The North Boca Raton segment consisted of placing 564,000 cy of material between January and April 2020. 

The Corps completed a Section 934 (WRDA 1996) report for the Jupiter/Carlin segment in August 2018 and was approved by ASA(CW) in July 2019. The Section 934 Report will extend Federal participation out 50 years to 2045.

The Corps is currently drafting a Project Partnership Agreement for the 6th renourishment of the Delray Beach segment that is planned to be constructed by the sponsor in the November/December 2021 timeframe.

 

Palm Beach County Shore Protection Project map