Loíza PR (14)

May 2023

Loiza, PR (14)
Construction (C)
Congressional District: Puerto Rico


This Continuing Authorities Program 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 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 attacks 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.


Estimated Total Cost $5,000,000
Estimated Federal Cost           $5,000,000


a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY22                $188,000
Allocation For FY23    $0
President's Budget FY24 $0

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

Current Working Estimate $5,200,000
Allocation thru FY22 $4,785,000



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


The construction contract was awarded on 28 September 2019 for $3.36M. Construction is ongoing. Construction was completed November 2021.

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