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Space Coast Projects Receive Priority Funding by Army Corps

Washington, June 12, 2018 - The Army Corps of Engineers announced that several important projects to Florida’s Space Coast will be made a priority and receive the funding they need to continue construction efforts. Among the projects included in the Army Corps FY2018 Work Plan are the Canaveral Harbor Sand Bypass and the Mid Reach beach re-nourishment efforts.

“I’m pleased to see that these important projects will move forward. The Canaveral Harbor Sand Bypass is important to our local economy, our space program and our national security. Timely completion of the sand bypass will help safeguard our local maritime commerce by ensuring that ocean vessels can continue to navigate through Canaveral Harbor,” said Congressman Posey. “Our beaches are the first line of defense against threats posed by hurricanes and other major storms. The Mid Reach beach re-nourishment effort helps protect our coastal infrastructure and communities from severe damage caused by erosion and flooding.”

“Port Canaveral is a critical economic asset for Central Florida. Ensuring access to our waterways and safe transit of cruise and cargo vessels are vital to this region’s economy,” said Capt. John Murray, Port CEO. “We have a long-standing partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and are grateful to Congressman Posey for his efforts to ensure projects that are important to our operations received priority funding.”

In total $16 million was included in the Army Corps of Engineers work plan for the Canaveral Harbor Sand Bypass project while $28.375 million for the Brevard County Mid Reach beach re-nourishment. Congressman Posey worked with the Army Corps to get these projects included in their work plan.

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