Duval beach renourishment about to begin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District’s Duval beach renourishment is about to begin.

USACE photo

Mobilization will start later this month and beach nourishment, starting at 10th Ave. South, around the end of April, said USACE.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC, of Houston, Texas, won the $32.4 million contract to put new sand onto 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.