Section 339.157, Florida Statutes requires the Department to develop a Resilience Action Plan (RAP) that will assess potential impacts of flooding, storms, and sea level rise on the State Highway System, identifying strategies to improve the resiliency of transportation facilities. The RAP will be based on current and forecasted future events, and will be developed in a way that will make it compatible with requirements called for in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Doing so will make the Department eligible for formula and discretionary funding from the federal government through the PROTECT formula program.
Goals of the RAP
- Recommend strategies to enhance infrastructure and operational resilience of the State Highway System.
- Recommend design changes to retrofit existing and construct new state highway facilities.
- Enhance partnerships to address multijurisdictional resilience needs.
Features of the RAP
- An assessment will identify transportation facilities that could be vulnerable to flooding from storms and sea level rise.
- The assessment will consider current and future conditions of tides, rainfall, sea level rise, storm surge and combinations of these.
- The most up to date data and information on rainfall and sea level rise from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be used.
- All FDOT policies, procedures, manuals, tools, and guidance documents will be reviewed.
- Revisions will be identified that produce cost effective solutions for improving resiliency.
- FDOT will develop technical assistance for partners on local and regional resilience solutions.
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Frequently Asked Questions
For questions or comments, please email the FDOT Office of Policy Planning at email@example.com.