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USACE Jacksonville Awards Contract for Renourishment of Vilano Beach

JACKSONVILLE, FL — USACE Jacksonville announces the award of a $20.2 million contract to Weeks Marine Inc. of Covington, Louisiana, for emergency renourishment of the St. Johns County Coastal Storm Risk Management Project (Vilano Beach).

The project will renourish approximately three miles of shoreline along portions of south Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beaches in St. Johns County between FDEP Range Monuments R-102.5 and R-117.5 to restore sand loss due to the November 2021 nor’easter and Hurricanes Ian and Nicole.

The project includes construction of both a dune and beach berm. Planting of dune vegetation will take place as constructed segments are completed. Sand placed on the beach will be dredged from a borrow area that lies in federal waters approximately seven nautical miles offshore. As an approved Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies project, the beach renourishment will be 100% federally funded.

Weeks Marine is expected to begin mobilizing equipment to the beach in mid-August using the designated staging areas at Surfside Park and along Euclid Avenue. Actual sand placement is expected to start a few weeks later in September 2023. The renourishment completion date is projected to be in March 2024.

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