Jacksonville Harbor FL (O&M)

May 2023


Jacksonville Harbor, FL 
Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
Congressional Districts:  4, 5


Jacksonville Harbor is located in Duval County, Florida, and begins at the mouth of the St. Johns River where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The federally authorized Jacksonville Harbor navigation project provides deep draft vessels access to terminal facilities located within the city of Jacksonville, Florida.

The project, as currently authorized, provides for annual operations & maintenance of an existing channel depth of 47 feet mean lower low water (MLLW) from the ocean entrance to the Dames Point Terminals at River Mile 13, then 40 feet MLLW through River Mile 20 and 34 feet MLLW in Cuts F/G of the West Blount Island Channel. The project also includes routine maintenance of two dredge material management areas (DMMAS) at Bartram and Buck Islands.


a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY22           $11,643,000
Allocation for FY23 $12,900,000

a. P.L. 117-58: Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Law:

Allocation thru FY22           $23,960,000
Allocation for FY23 $10,720,000



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


Maintenance dredging efforts continue for the FY22 awarded contract to Manson Construction. This contract will complete in July 2023. The FY23 O&M contract is currently in Planning, Engineering, and Design (PED) with Baseline Cost Estimates (BCOES) scheduled in June 2023, advertisement in July 2023 and award in September 2023. PED efforts are also underway for the consolidated Mayport/Jax O&M contract with sand placement on Naval Station Mayport beach. This contract will undergo BCOES in September 2023, advertisement in October 2023 and award in December 2023.      

Jacksonville Harbor Operations and Maintenance project map