Duval County FL BEC (C)

May 2024


Duval County, FL BEC
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 4, 5 


Duval County is located on the upper east coast of Florida within 20 miles of the Florida-Georgia state line. In 1965, approximately 10 miles of the Atlantic shoreline in Duval County was authorized for beach nourishment by Section 301 of the River and Harbor Act. The project includes the ocean frontage of the United States Naval Station at Mayport, Hannah State Park, and the cities of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Jacksonville Beach. These areas are highly developed with homes, apartment homes, resort hotels, condominiums, and concession facilities throughout. In 1992, a Section 934 (PL 99-662) reevaluation study was approved by the ASA (CW), which extended federal participation in cost sharing for beach nourishment until 2028.

The authorized project design includes construction of a protective beach with a level berm 60 feet wide at an elevation 11 feet above mean low water (MLW) including reconstruction of the federal dune feature as needed, with renourishments approximately every four years. Initial construction was completed in 1978 followed by seven renourishments (1986, 1991, 1995, 2005, 2011, 2016 and 2019).


Estimated Total Cost $106,700,000
Estimated Federal Cost            $63,100,000


a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY23 $45,571,000
Allocation for FY24                  $0
President's Budget FY25           $0


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

Allocation thru FY23                  $105,000


c. P.L. 117-58, BIL Funds::

Total Work Plan                       $17,400,000
Estimated Fed Cost                  $17,400,000
Allocation thru FY23 $1,261,000

d. P.L 117-328A: Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act:

Total Work Plan                         $35,900,000
Allocation for FY23 $32,938,000
Allocation for FY24 $3,000,000



City of Jacksonville
Department of Public Works
220 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202-3493


The Duval County SPP was critically eroded from hurricanes Ian and Nicole in 2022. On 18 Dec 23, the district awarded an FCCE Emergency Renourishment Contract for $32,412,200. The prime contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC is scheduled to start sand placement (~1.3M cy) in mid-Apr 24 with overall completion of the 10-mile project in Aug 24.

Duval County Florida BEC project map