Jacksonville Harbor Deepening (C)

March 2018


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 $762,000,000
Estimated Federal Cost $368,600,000
Allocation thru FY17 $22,850,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0


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

The first of four dredging contracts (Contract A) was officially awarded in September 2017 to Dutra Dredging, Inc. using federal and non-federal funds. This contract will dredge the first 3 miles of the federal channel. Contract completion is anticipated in July 2019. The PDT is also actively engaged in preparing plans/specs for the next contract (Contract B) which will dredge the next 5 miles of the federal channel. Advertisement of this base option contract is anticipated in May 2018 with award in Sep 2018.

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