$99M shoreline renourishment project inches ahead in Flagler Beach

New funding opens door to restart stalled 50-year project. The estimated cost of the project is projected to be $98,798,000 over its 50-year life, $52,023,000 is expected to be funded by the federal government.

BUNNELL — A years-long effort to have a portion of Flagler Beach’s shoreline renourished took a step forward Tuesday as city and county officials reached a consensus to proceed with a $98.8 million project.

That consensus was a goal of project manager Jason Harrah in advance of embarking on the project’s design phase.

“What I’m trying to prevent is the Corps of Engineers moving forward with taxpayers’ dollars, spending $500,000 or $1 million down the road to find out the city and the county decided they absolutely do not want to move forward with the project,” he explained.

Though Flagler Beach City Commissioner Jane Mealy had questions regarding the renourishment effort, she said none of them were “game stoppers.”

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