Lido Key, FL Shore Protection Project (I)

March 2018


Lido Key, FL Shore Protection Project (I)

Investigations (I)

Congressional Districts: 16, 17


House Resolution dated 14 September 1995 authorized the study for Lido Key. House Document 91-320, de-authorized the project on 1 January 1990, in accordance with the provisions of Section 1001(b)(1) of Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 1986. Section 364 of WRDA of 1999 reauthorized the project. The project area comprises 8,280 feet of the Lido Key Gulf of Mexico shoreline


Estimated Total Cost $235,400,000
Estimated Federal Cost $149,900,000
Allocation thru FY17 $1,510,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0


City of Sarasota 
1565 First Street
Sarasota, Florida 34230


A Pre-Construction Engineering and Design (PED) Agreement was executed to initiate Plans and Specifications in FY07. Quantity of sand in previously identified offshore borrow areas has been reduced because of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) / State requirements. An extensive search for offshore borrow area provided negative results. Big Sarasota Pass has been identified as a new additional sand source area. Environmental & Archeological surveys along with geotechnical vibracores were conducted and collected on the new borrow area footprints. This information will be utilized for the on-going required National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and State permitting. A NEPA scoping meeting was held on July 2014. Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) was released for public comments on March 2015.  NEPA public meetings were held on July 2015. FDEP issued the notice of intent for the Joint Coastal Permit on 22 December. Administrative hearing was held in December 2017. Jacksonville District is currently waiting on administrative law judge to make a ruling on the permit.

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