St. Johns County, FL Shore Protection Project (SPP)

May 2024


St. Johns County, FL Shore Protection Project (SPP) 
Construction (C)
Congressional District: 5, 6



The St. Johns County, FL Shore Protection Project begins approximately 2.5 miles south of the federal jetty of St. Augustine Inlet. The purpose of this project is to mitigate for downdrift shoreline impacts caused by the federal navigation channel at St. Augustine Inlet and provide storm damage reduction to the upland development. The cost sharing for this project is 80.5 percent federal and 19.5 percent non-federal due to the impacts of the federal navigation channel to the downdrift beaches. The beach renourishment cycle for the project is every 5 years.


Estimated Total Cost $258,400,000
Estimated Federal Cost   $205,100,000

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY23 $41,445,000
Allocation for FY24 $0
President's Budget FY25 $0

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

Allocation thru FY23        $129,000

c. P.L. 116-20, 2019:

Allocation thru FY23        $44,800,000

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

Total Work Plan              $18,500,000


St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners
2740 Industry Center Road
St. Augustine, Florida 32084



The federal beach template suffered critical erosion as a result of the Nov 21 nor’easter followed by hurricanes Ian and Nicole in 22. Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) emergency funding were used to award the $34 million FCCE contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC on 29 Sep 23. Sand placement began Mar 24 with completion expected Aug 24. 

The St. Johns County, FL Shore Protection Project Map