2021

Transportation & Infrastructure - Surface Transportation

Project 1
Project Name: Port St. Lucie Boulevard South – Segment 2.2 (Alcantarra Boulevard to Paar Drive)
Project Location: Port St. Lucie, FL 34953
Project Sponsor: City of Port St. Lucie
Requested Amount: $5 million
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Project 2
Project Name: Midway Road Multimodal/Freight Improvements and Florida’s Turnpike Connection
Project Location: Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Project Sponsor: St. Lucie County
Requested Amount: $15 million
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Appropriations - Energy and Water

Project 1
Project Name: South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207
Requested Amount: $725 million
Project Purpose: The funding would be used for construction on the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER) Program. SFER projects contribute to ecosystem restoration, environmental protection, economic growth and public health.
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Project 2
Project Name: St. Lucie Inlet South Jetty
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207
Requested Amount: $5 million
Project Purpose: The funding would be used for to provide necessary rehab to the St. Lucie Inlet South Jetty. The St. Lucie Inlet supports a vital commercial fishing industry that contributes heavily to 1.8 million lbs. of catch on Florida’s east coast. Locally, the Inlet supports 402 marine related businesses generating revenues exceeding $465 million/year. The Inlet also serves an important environmental function, flushing water discharged from Lake Okeechobee via the St. Lucie Canal into the Atlantic Ocean and allowing the migration of economically important fish species from protected spawning grounds to the open ocean.
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Project 3
Project Name: St. Lucie Inlet Dredging
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207
Requested Amount: $7.65 million
Project Purpose: The funding would be used for to provide necessary dredging of the St. Lucie Inlet. Dredging is typically conducted every two to four years to control shoaling in the three major reaches of the channel. Severe storms and adverse weather conditions can expedite the need for dredging, however, as material from beach and ocean areas settles in the mouth of the inlet and the inner channel, forming obstructive shoals. This results in an unreliable channel for boat traffic, negatively impacting safe navigation.
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Project 4
Project Name: Fort Pierce Beach Renourishment
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207
Requested Amount: $7.75 million
Project Purpose: The funding would be used for to complete necessary renourishment of the Fort Pierce beach. The erosional trends at the northernmost segment of Fort Pierce beach are so aggressive that when renourishment is not performed routinely, emergency sand placement is necessary to protect adjacent infrastructure, which is locally funded. This has occurred three times, in 2011, 2017, and 2020 when USACE funding was not secured for the regularly scheduled federal beach renourishment.
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Project 5
Project Name: Fort Pierce Shore Protection Feasibility Study
Project Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jacksonville District
Project Location: 701 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207
Requested Amount: $1 million
Project Purpose: The funding would be used to complete necessary work remaining on the Section 203 study that was authorized in the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The funding is needed to complete the remaining work on the Section 203 study in order for the new iteration of the existing Federal beach project to continue. The project will add coastal structures (t-groins) that will provide significant cost-savings and extend the life of a typical nourishment project from every two to every four years.
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Project 6
Project Name: Intracoastal Waterway, Jacksonville to Miami, FL
Project Sponsor: Florida Inland Navigation District
Project Location: 1314 Marcinski Road, Jupiter, FL 33477
Requested Amount: $6 million
Project Purpose: The funding would be used to complete for maintenance dredging of 4 areas to improve navigation in Flagler, St. Lucie, Duval, St. Johns & Brevard counties. Maintenance dredging of the IWW was authorized by Congress in the 1927 Rivers and Harbors Act, PL 70-560. The Florida waterways are an integral part of the state economy, contributing to the commercial and recreational boating industry, boater safety, shore protection, job creation and retention, and the increase in property values. The Administration does not request sufficient funding for these waterways in its annual budget request. This request will assist the Florida Inland Navigation District, working in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, in maintaining the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW).
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