The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will begin operations and maintenance dredging of the Kings Bay Entrance Channel and sections of the inner channel this month.
USACE awarded a $15.5 million contract in September to the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC, to execute the project. Funding is provided entirely by the Navy, with no cost to the City Fernandina Beach. Great Lakes plans to begin equipment mobilization during the second week of December, which will include staging of piping on the beaches. Dredging operations will commence early January 2020.