USACE’s Jacksonville District has officially started placement of armor stone to repair Ponce de Leon North Jetty in County of Volusia.
The work is being conducted as part of a $7 million contract awarded in July 2020 to rebuild sections of the 4,000-foot long jetty severely damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017.
The reconstruction is designed to better control natural erosion flows across the inlet channel to improve navigation safety and reduce the frequency of costly maintenance dredging.
Large granite boulders will be placed along the top of the jetty to repair and re-establish the original jetty crest design elevation. Sections of the jetty may be inaccessible to pedestrians and vessels during construction, said the county.