The Pago Pago to Nu‘uuli Shore Protection Project is located on the southern coast of the island of Tutuila, American Samoa. The project was authorized in February 1977 under Section 103a of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1962. The American Samoa Government is the local sponsor and owner, responsible to operate and maintain the project. The project is in the operations and maintenance phase.
The revetments at Niuloa Point fronting Fatamafuti Village (encompassing ~1,000 ft) and Matu‘u Village (encompassing ~875 ft) were constructed in 1978 at a total cost of $706,667 (Federal: $394,187; non-Federal: $312,490).
Annual inspections are conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the American Samoa Government to ensure the project is performing as intended.
A two-lane coastal road is the only land connection between villages, for commercial and agricultural activities, and public facilities and services on Tutuila Island’s south shore. The road also links Pago Pago Airport with the city of Pago Pago, the center of government and commerce.