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USACE awards $32.4 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock for re-nourishment of Duval Co. beaches

Beach erosion Duval County, Florida

Posted on January 1, 2024

USACE Jacksonville has awarded a $32.4 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC, of Houston, Texas, for re-nourishment of approximately 10 miles of the Duval Co. 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 project will be 100 percent federally funded through Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies monies.

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.

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