The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District announced that it has awarded a $32.4 million contract for the re-nourishment of approximately 10 miles of the Duval County Atlantic shoreline.
Known as Shore Protection Project, Beach Re-nourishment 2024, Duval Co., Florida, the restoration will re-nourish critically eroded beach within the municipalities of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach, extending from the St. Johns River to the Duval-St. Johns Co. line.
The district awarded the contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC of Houston, Texas.
The project will be 100% federally supported through Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies funds.
The beach re-nourishment includes construction of both a dune and beach berm with sand sourced from a federally administered offshore borrow area. Beach restoration work will include beach tilling, vibration control and monitoring, environmental species monitoring and turbidity monitoring.
Operations will begin after the start of the new year. USACE Jacksonville will advise the public of the start and progress of the re-nourishment through its social media channels.