Weeks Marine to renourish Vilano Beach
Weeks Marine Inc. has won a $20.2 million contract from the Army Corps for emergency renourishment of the St. Johns County Coastal Storm Risk Management Project (Vilano Beach).
The project will renourish approximately 3 miles of shoreline along portions of south Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beaches in St. Johns County between FDEP Range Monuments R-102.5 and R-117.5. This will restore sand loss due to the November 2021 nor’easter and Hurricanes Ian and Nicole.
The project includes construction of both a dune and beach berm. Sand placed on the beach will be dredged from a borrow area that lies in federal waters approximately 7 nautical miles offshore.
USACE expects Weeks Marine to begin mobilizing equipment to the beach in mid-August and sand pumping in September. The estimated completion date of the whole project is March 2024.
As an approved Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies project, the beach renourishment will be 100 percent federally funded.