Status as of July 2018
Two construction contracts are currently ongoing at the C-111 South Dade project:
- Contract 8A: Awarded in September 2016, this contract involves constructing internal flow-way berms with weirs and making modifications to infrastructure that will help connect the C-111 South Dade project to the MWD project.
- Contract 9: Awarded in March 2017, this contract, administered by the South Florida Water Management District, involves constructing plugs in the L-31W canal and creating an integral weir to reduce seepage out of ENP.
The connection between the North Detention Area and 8.5 Square Mile Area was completed 8 July 2018. This provides additional flexibility to move water through the C-111 South Dade system.
Environmental documents for C-111 South Dade project features available - December 7, 2016
The final environmental documents for project features being constructed as part of the C-111 South Dade project are now available. Comments were accepted through September 4, 2016.
The Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) evaluated options for plugging the L-31W Canal, building culverts to the west, and modifying existing structures, including the gap in the L-31W levees, as part of construction contract for the project, known as Contract 9. Based on this evaluation, it has been determined that no significant impacts are anticipated. Contract 9 is scheduled to be awarded in spring 2017.
Corps awards contract for C-111 South Dade Project - September 26, 2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has awarded one of the two remaining construction contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Environmental documents for proposed modifications to C-111 South Dade project features available - June 24, 2016
The Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for proposed modifications to the C-111 South Dade North and South Detention Areas and Associated Features are now available. These documents were available for public and agency review through March 29, 2016.
The completed Environmental Assessment determined that no significant impacts are anticipated as a result of the proposed construction and/or modifications to features associated with the C-111 South Dade project, in accordance with the C-111 South Dade project purposes. These proposed modifications will be incorporated into future construction contracts for the project, with one contract anticipated to be awarded later this year.
Corps breaks ground on North Detention Area for Everglades project - Jan. 7, 2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alongside federal, state and local officials, celebrated the start of construction on one of the three remaining contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County Jan. 7, 2016.
The contract, known as Contract 8, involves constructing the North Detention Area, which will connect the C-111 South Dade project to the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park project. These projects are Foundation Projects, which the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) builds upon to deliver essential restoration benefits to America’s Everglades.
Corps awards contract for C-111 South Dade project - Oct. 29, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has awarded one of the three remaining construction contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County, Fla.
The $13.9 million construction contract was awarded to the Polote Corporation from Savannah, Ga., on Oct.29. The contract, known as Contract 8, involves constructing a detention area that will connect the C-111 South Dade project to the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park (Mod Waters) project. Construction and operation of the C-111 South Dade Contract 8 components are necessary to maximize restoration objectives of the Mod Waters project.
Construction and operation of these components are also necessary to raise the maximum operating limit of the L-29 Canal under Increment 2 of the G-3273 and S-356 Pump Station Field Test. The data collected during this water operations field test will assess how newly-operational project infrastructure integrates with the current water management system, and how to maximize ecological restoration objectives.
The information obtained from the first two increments will be used in the development of the Combined Operating Plan, a comprehensive integrated water management plan for the southern portion of the Everglades ecosystem. Increment 1 of the field test began Oct. 15, 2015, and is planned for approximately two years, with a minimum duration of one year.