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Mile Point Completes Dredging Channel, Next Phase Underway

Posted on April 28, 2016

By Jensen Werley, JBJ

While construction for dredging is still months off, the Mile Point project is well underway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed dredging the channel, said Spokeswoman Susan Jackson, and the new navigation flow-way was opened last week.

The flow-way, in Chicopit Bay on the St. Johns River, will help improve vessel navigation in its connection to the Intracoastal Waterway. The Mile Point project will help reduce cross-currents, which restricts port navigation.

Manson Construction Company, the contractor for the project, is now closing-off the waterway that has been used. Crews will use geo-synthetic tubes to build an island foundation to restore the Great Marsh Island, which will mitigate the project by offsetting any loss of salt marsh.

Then, roughly 30,000 tons of stone will be used to construct the western training wall, and the interior will be filled with dredging material. In upcoming months, crews will relocate roughly 3,100 feet of stone from the existing training wall and build a new one on the southeast side.

The project is expected to continue through November.


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