In advance of congressional authorization, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) expedited construction of Phase 1 of the project. The SFWMD completed construction of the Deering Estate Flow-way and portions of the L-31E Flow-way in fall 2012 and is operating these components of the project. Construction on L-31E Flow-way S-706A, B, and C, and S-708 culverts, is scheduled for completion in September 2018.
Construction of the remaining contracts will redistribute available surface water from the existing canal network to wetlands located east and west of the L-31E Levee through a spreader canal system.
Corps completes contract for Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project - July 11, 2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District completed a construction contract laying the groundwork to reestablish freshwater flow to Biscayne Bay as part of ongoing efforts to restore America’s Everglades.
The Corps completed construction on the L-31E Flow-way Culverts S-712A and S-712B on June 29, 2017, two weeks ahead of schedule. The nearly $780,000 construction contract was awarded in September 2016 to Sweat, LLC from Orange Park, Florida. Construction of the culverts will allow water to flow from the L-31E Canal to adjacent wetlands as part of the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Phase I Project in Miami-Dade County.
Corps awards contract for Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project - September 30, 2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has awarded a construction contract that will help to restore critical water flow to Biscayne Bay as part of its ongoing efforts to restore America’s Everglades.
The Corps awarded the construction contract for the L-31E Flow Way Culverts 712A and 712B to Sweat, LLC from Orange Park, Florida on Wednesday (Sept. 28) for $777,572. The work involves construction of culverts that will allow water to flow from the canal to adjacent wetlands as part of the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project in Miami-Dade County.