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Canaveral Harbor FL (Sand Bypass)(C)

March 2019


Canaveral Harbor, FL (Sand Bypass)
Construction (C)
Congressional District: 8


The Canaveral Harbor Sand Bypass project includes a sand bypass system which transfers sand around the Canaveral Harbor Inlet and extension and sand tightens both the north and south jetties. Economic benefits of this project are derived from reduced maintenance dredging of the Federal channel and the prevention of loss of lands and on-shore structures. A General Reevaluation Report addressing both the sand transfer system and the south jetty sand tightening was approved by ASA (CW) in June 1993.


Estimated Total Cost $218,700,000
Estimated Federal Cost $213,800,000

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY18 $75,055,000

b. P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental:

Current Working Estimate $3,500,000
Allocation thru FY18 $3,500,000
Allocation for FY19 $0


Canaveral Port Authority
P.O. BOX 267
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-0267


Construction of the south jetty sand tightening was completed in September 1995 with subsequent contracts for sand tightening in January 1998 and October 2004.

The initial sand-bypassing contract was completed in May 1995. Subsequent bypassing contracts were awarded in January 1998, February 2007 and December 2009.

The current sand-bypassing contract was awarded in September 2018 and is scheduled for completion in May 2019. 1.34M cubic yards of material is being dredged from the north beach dredge area and placed on Brevard County beaches south of the Port Canaveral Inlet.

Canaveral Harbor Florida Sand Bypass map