Flagler County Shore Protection Project (C)

May 2023

FACT SHEET

Flagler County Shore Protection Project
Construction (C)
Congressional District: 6

1. DESCRIPTION

Flagler County is located along the northeast coast of Florida, midway between the Florida/Georgia state line and Cape Canaveral. The county is bounded to the north by St. Johns County and to the south by Volusia County. 

The authorized plan is the National Economic Development (NED) plan, consisting of a 10-foot dune and beach profile extension (beach nourishment) along 2.6 miles of shoreline in central Flagler Beach. The project, once constructed, will reduce the risk of storm damages to state road A1A, which is the area’s main hurricane evacuation route and a designated historic byway.

Once initial construction is complete, the renourishment interval is expected to be approximately 11 years, equaling 4 renourishment events over the 50-year period of federal participation.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost             $98,800,000
Estimated Federal Cost $52,000,000

 

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY22              $1,450,000
Allocation for FY23                              $0
President's Budget FY24 $0

 

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

Current Working Estimate    $17,500,000
Allocation thru FY22 $1,450,000
Allocation for FY23 $245,000

 

3. SPONSOR

Flagler County Board of County Commissioners
1769 E. Moody Blvd. Suite 309
Bunnell, FL  32110

 

4. STATUS

In April 2023, the non-federal sponsor obtained the last 2 remaining perpetual easements for initial construction of the project. However, due to the continued erosion of the project footprint since 2018, the PDT will be required to complete a supplemental EA, FDEP Permit modification, BOEM Lease Amendment and revise the Plans/Specs to address the need for additional volume (~300k cubic yards in 2014 to ~1.3M cubic yards in 2024). The schedule is currently being updated to address these additional activities along with the sponsors request to complete “additional work” north and south of the federal project footprint. It’s anticipated that award of the construction contract will occur in the spring of 2024.

Map and image of Flagler County shoreline