US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Jacksonville Harbor – Mile Point, FL

March 2019

FACT SHEET
Jacksonville Harbor – Mile Point, FL
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 3, 4, 5

 

1. DESCRIPTION

Mile Point consists of approximately 5,000 feet of shoreline located along the north shore of the St. Johns River and east of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW). Great Marsh Island and the Mile Point Training Wall divide Chicopit Bay. The confluence of the St. Johns River with the IWW is known as Mile Point, an area that experiences difficult crosscurrents on the ebb tide. Due to these crosscurrents there is navigational restriction on the ebb tide that affects all vessels that have a transit draft greater than 33 feet inbound and 36 feet outbound, inhibiting the free movement of vessel traffic.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $45,800,000
Estimated Federal Cost $34,300,000
Allocation thru FY18 $936,000
Allocation for FY19 $0
President’s Budget FY20 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

Jacksonville Port Authority 
2831 Talleyrand Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32206-3496

 

4. STATUS

The construction of Phase 1 was completed in September 2017. Phase 2 of the project which includes oyster bed habitat and seagrass planting will kick off in April 2019 with advertisement of the construction contract in the summer of 2020. Construction of Phase 1 and Phase 2 will be completed using 100% non-federal funds.

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