USACE Jacksonville to minimize Duval beaches restrictions on Fourth of July

USACE Jacksonville District
Published July 2, 2024
Updated: July 2, 2024
Duval FCCE 2 July 2024

Duval FCCE 2 July 2024

JACKSOVILLE, Florida (July 2, 2024) – The USACE Jacksonville contractor will minimize its footprint and suspend operations of its Duval Co. beach renourishment activity for the Fourth of July.

On beach operations will cease by the dawn’s early light on the Fourth of July and resume early on the morning of Friday, July 5. The only area remaining off limits to the public on the Fourth will be a roughly 1,000-foot stretch of beach in the vicinity of 17th St. and 18th St. in Atlantic Beach.

The 15th St., 18th St. and 19th St. public access points will remain open; however, beachgoers will have to exit and re-enter the beach to bypass that area. Once operations resume, the crew will continue sand placement moving southward to meet the northernmost extent of the previously completed section, then reverse direction and build out the beach moving north toward Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park.

The Corps contractor will continue to accommodate beachgoers whenever possible, and thank the public for observing the temporary beach and access closures necessary to ensure public safety.

The latest project updates are always available on the project webpage at

Have a great Fourth of July!

David Ruderman

Release no. 24-044