Southwind Construction wins $6.9M Atlantic IWW dredging deal

The USACE Jacksonville District awarded a $6.9 million contract last week to Southwind Construction for maintenance dredging of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) federal navigation channel in the vicinity of Sawpit Creek, Nassau County, Florida.

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The contract calls for the dredging of approximately 550,000 cubic yards of shoaling from IWW Cuts DU-23 through DU-27C to a required depth of 12 feet plus 2 feet of allowable over-depth.

Dredging is anticipated to start in July and continue through November 2024.  

All beach compatible dredged material will be dispersed on Amelia Island State Park Beach while non-beach compatible material will be placed on designated upland Dredge Management Disposal Area DU-9, said USACE.