San Juan, Puerto Rico --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a contract Sept. 19 to the Advantix Engineering Corporation for the Salud Creek Streambank Protection Project at San Germán, Puerto Rico.
The $1,018,065.73 construction contract is the first Continuing Authorities Program contract funded by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
The non-federal sponsor for this project is the Municipality of San German, while the Puerto Rico Department Natural and Environmental Resources is a co-sponsor. Advantix Engineering Corporation is a locally owned 8(a), Hubzone and Small Business operated in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
The Project consists of clearing and grubbing approximately 420 linear feet of channel embankment in Salud Creek, the installation of a high performance turf reinforcement mat along the channel, repairs to two concrete culvert outfalls, and embankment armoring of approximately 100 linear feet of channel with concrete. Construction is expected to begin later this year and will last for approximately six months.
Under CAP Section 14, USACE is authorized to construct bank stabilization and protection projects to protect endangered public and non-profit infrastructure from flood and storm damages due to erosion. Public Law 115-123, referred to as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, provides funding and authority for USACE to address impacts caused by natural disasters.
Project updates will be available at www.saj.usace.army.mil/Antilles and our social media pages – facebook.com/USACEAntilles and twitter.com/JaxStrong.
Release no. 19-073