Jacksonville Harbor, FL (O&M)

March 2018


Jacksonville Harbor, FL (O&M)

Operations & Maintenance

Congressional Districts: 3, 4, 5


The Jacksonville federal channel is 40 feet deep from the ocean to River Mile 20, via Dames Point-Fulton Cutoff, thence 34 feet to Commodore Point, and thence 30 feet deep to the F.E.C. Railway Bridge at Jacksonville; maintenance of the existing 42 and 40 foot depth entrance channel; widening of channel by 100 feet near Mile 5 and by 200 feet near Mile 7; Maintenance of jetties at channel entrance; construction of training walls and revetments; a navigation and floodway channel 26 feet by 200 feet along south side of Commodore Point; and approach and mooring basin 20 feet deep, 1,300 feet long at 20 foot depth contour and 600 feet long at pier head line near Naval Reserve Armory in South Jacksonville, a depth of 24 feet between that depth contour and the pier head line from Hogan Creek to the foot of Laura Street; and a depth of 28 feet to within 60 feet long at pier head line between foot of Laura Street and St. Elmo W. Acosta (formerly upper state) Bridge.


Allocation for FY18 $7,700,000
President’s Budget FY19 $6,600,000


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

Dredging of the federal channel is completed annually. The FY18 O&M dredging contract was advertised on 22 February 2018 with award on 25 April 2018. This contract will remove shoals located at Talleyrand, MOL and Blount Island Terminals.

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