Duval County shore protection project starting soon

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District recently 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.

Photo courtesy of GLDD

According to the County and Corps officials, GLDD will soon begin prep work for this major project that 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 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.

The project is being 100 percent federally funded through Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies monies.