Charleston, SC- Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated more than $54.6 million of additional federal funding in their annual Work Plan to the Charleston District’s Civil Works program for FY2018. This funding is in addition to the approximately $22.3 million that was provided by the President’s Budget for FY2018.
The largest amount received was $49 million to continue construction of the Charleston Harbor Post 45 deepening and widening project. With deepening work in the entrance channel already underway, these funds will be used to deepen and widen the lower harbor to the Wando Welch Terminal.
Approximately $4.9 million were allocated to the Lakes Marion and Moultrie project to continue construction of water transmission lines that bring potable water to an underserved area of the state.
The balance from the Work Plan includes $730,000 that will be used to fund additional maintenance dredging work for Charleston Harbor.
Last month, the Myrtle Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management project received approximately $29.2 million in supplemental appropriations for disaster relief, allowing the District to award a $34.8 million contract to place approximately 1.4 million cubic yards of material on Myrtle, North Myrtle, Garden City and Surfside Beaches. This rehabilitation work will replace sand lost from Hurricanes Matthew and Joaquin as well as place sand required to bring the beaches back to their full design template. This work is separate from that funded by the FY2018 President’s budget and Work Plan.
Release no. 18-037