Duval beaches: USACE to stop renourishment operations on Independence Day

A beach renourishment project that is underway in Atlantic Beach will take a slight pause for the Independence holiday, said USACE.

photo courtesy of USACE

This very important coastal protection program is part of a $32 million federally funded beach renourishment project to build up and strengthen beaches in Duval County.

The Army Corps of Engineers said that they will store heavy dredging equipment in Atlantic Beach between 17th and 18th streets for the Fourth of July.

The crews will move the equipment and resume work on the project on July 5.

Once operations resume, the crews will continue sand placement moving southward to meet the northernmost extent of the previously completed section, then reverse direction and build out the beach moving north toward Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park.