The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is increasing the depth of the existing federal channel along the St. Johns River from its current depth of 40-feet to a maximum depth of 50-feet.
The Army Corps yesterday released a couple of photos showing the latest progress on the Jacksonville Harbor deepening project.
The Jacksonville dredging project will allow for larger vessels to access the channel; therefore reducing transportation costs, providing increased navigational safety, while avoiding or minimizing impacts to environmental resources.
The scheme is divided into four segments, contracts A-D, which make up the full length of the 13-mile federally authorized project.
Contractors for USACE are simultaneously working to complete contracts A and B, which will deepen a total of 8 miles.
Contract A is scheduled to be complete in spring 2020, with contract B scheduled to conclude in May 2021.