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Corps awards Jacksonville Harbor Deepening contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces awarding the first Jacksonville Harbor Deepening contract to The Dutra Group of San Rafael, Calif. The Corps awarded the contract late yesterday in the amount of $22,826,400. Contract “A” is the first of multiple construction contracts that will deepen the existing Federal navigation channel, from its current authorized depth of 40 feet to 47 feet. [Read More]
Published: Sep-20-17

Jacksonville District commander talks about south Florida programs

Col. Jason Kirk, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, talked with reporters this afternoon about ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee and implement the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and other components of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program. [Read More]
Published: Mar-14-17

Fight invasive species at First Coast Air Potato Roundup Feb. 25

First coast residents can fight invasive species by participating in the 11th Annual First Coast Air Potato Roundup Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. – noon in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding area. The Invasive Species Management Branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District and partners at the First Coast Invasive Working Group host the event to celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week. [Read More]
Published: Feb-07-17

Corps awards Duval County shore protection contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a Duval County Shore Protection construction contract June 28 to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC of Oak Brook, Illinois, for $13,572,170. [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-16

Mile Point construction moves forward; marsh waterways to close

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asks the public to use extra caution in the waterways and on land features within the Mile Point construction area on the St. Johns River. The construction zone contains a variety of vessels, including large barges and a dredge with pipelines, in the Chicopit Bay area and Intracoastal Waterway, and crews are also operating heavy equipment at Helen Cooper Floyd Park. These areas are restricted to construction personnel only due public safety concerns. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-16

Mile Point construction starts in January; boaters beware

Starting in January 2016 and continuing through November 2016, Manson Construction Co. will construct the Mile Point Training Wall Reconfiguration Project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This project will reroute the navigable waters in the Chicopit Bay and the Inter-Coastal Waterway system. [Read More]
Published: Dec-23-15

Corps hosts Dade County shore protection public meetings in Miami Aug. 25, Hobe Sound Aug. 26 and Fort Pierce Sept. 2

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, invites the public to provide comments on the draft Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Identification of Alternative Sand Sources for the Remaining Period of Federal Participation, Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. The Corps will host public meetings in Miami Aug. 25, Hobe Sound Aug. 26 and Fort Pierce Sept. 2. [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-15

USACE recognizes Jax District Portugués Dam Project Team

The Jacksonville District’s Portugués Dam Project Team has won the USACE Dam Safety Team Award of Excellence for 2015. The team brought together experts from across the Corps, as well from the private sector, to design, review and build the thick-arch roller-compacted-concrete dam. [Read More]
Published: Jul-28-15

Jacksonville District salutes new PEs

Three engineers with the Jacksonville district, Jose Bilbao, Tony Ledford and Matthew Tibbs, recently achieved a major professional milestone, when they became licensed professional engineers. [Read More]
Published: Jul-28-15

Army Corps of Engineers announces park closure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the closure of Helen Cooper Floyd Park during the construction of the Mile Point Navigation Project. Located near Mayport, the park will contain construction activity and also be used as an equipment staging area throughout project operations. The closure is effective Apr. 1 through construction completion in the winter of 2016. [Read More]
Published: Mar-27-15
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