US Army Corps of Engineers
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Jacksonville Harbor Deepening (C)

March 2019


Jacksonville Harbor Deepening (C)
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 3, 4, 5


Jacksonville Harbor is located in Duval County, Florida. The Harbor consists of 20 river miles starting at the mouth of the St. Johns River where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The authorized project (WRRDA 2014) includes deepening the Federal channel to 47 feet from the entrance channel to approximately River Mile 13; two areas of widening at the Training Wall Reach and St. Johns Bluff Reach; and two new turning basins at Blount Island and Brills Cut.


Estimated Total Cost $774,600,000
Estimated Federal Cost $277,700,000
Allocation thru FY18 $56,646,000
Allocation for FY19 $46,000,000
President’s Budget FY20 $0



Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) 
2831 Talleyrand Avenue 
Jacksonville, Florida 32206-3496


The district has awarded 2 deepening contracts (A & B) covering approximately 8 river miles of the St. Johns River. The total awarded value of these contracts was approximately $230 million. The next contract, Contract C is scheduled for advertisement in June 2020 followed by award in September 2020. The estimated value of this contract is $250 million and will dredge 3 additional river miles. Overall completion of the project is scheduled for 2023.

Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project map