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VA - Virginia lawmakers push for funds to migrate coastal storm surge in Norfolk

The lawmakers said the funding will be used to complete the first phase of reducing the water surge risk in Norfolk.

WASHINGTON — Virginia U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with Virginia U.S. House of Representatives Elaine Luria and Bobby Scott sent a letter to request  $5.4 million in the Army Corps FY 2020 Work Plan for the Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Project.

The funding would come from the Office Management and Budget and the .S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The lawmakers said the funding will be used to complete the Preliminary Engineering and Design (PED) phase of the project. The first phase of the project was authorized in the 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which was supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine to develop mitigation solutions to reduce water surge risk in Norfolk.

The project is eligible to be authorized for general construction in the 2020 WRDA.

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