St. Francis Barracks Seawall (14)

April 2022


St. Francis Barracks Seawall (14)
Construction (C)
Congressional District: 6


The St. Francis Barracks section of the seawall has been overtopped multiple times in its history since construction was completed in 1846, generally during cases of extreme high tide combined with strong winds. Maintenance operations by the Florida National Guard have included backfilling of depressions along the seawall in the area of the parade ground, near the flag pole, every 3 to 5 years. The seawall was most recently overtopped during Hurricane Matthew (October 2016), resulting in damage to the concrete pavement between the seawall and the Judge Advocate General (JAG) office building. The JAG office building was therefore evacuated and currently remains unoccupied. A site visit after Hurricane Matthew identified multiple sections of earthen embankment that had collapsed behind the seawall, with matching gaps in the seawall.


Estimated Total Cost $2,200,000
Estimated Federal Cost $1,400,000
Allocation thru FY21 $1,511,000
Allocation for FY22 $0
President’s Budget FY23 $0

Project is a Section 14 Continuing Authorities Program project.


Florida Department of Military Affairs
82 Marine Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084


The Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) was executed in July 2020. Non-Federal Sponsor funds for the initiation of the Design and Implementation (DI) Phase were received in August 2020. Plans and specifications were completed in February 2022. Award construction contract in May 2022.