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The latest information we have from the USACE Jacksonville is that the project continues to be on hold due to equipment issues and conservation efforts of shorebirds.  The project is expected to restart at the end of July/early August and we will provide updates as soon as we receive them.  

USACE Jacksonville will publish updated timelines and progress maps on the project webpage – -- and via its social media channels as the new start-up date approaches.


Please find the update on the Beach Renourishment project.

USACE Jacksonville has temporarily paused the start of its St. Augustine Beach shore protection renourishment project by three to four weeks to allow for the mobilization of additional equipment.

This rescheduling of the sand placement will maximize the effectiveness of beach construction in sync with the expected nesting and blossoming activity of coastal fauna and flora, which tends to vary from year to year due to fluctuations in weather impacts on species movement patterns and plant activity.

USACE expects the contractor to resume sand placement in early April. The planned project completion target of August 2004 is not expected to be adversely affected. The project is 100 percent federally funded via Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies appropriations.  

USACE Jacksonville will publish updated timelines and progress maps on the project webpage – -- and via its social media channels as the new start-up date approaches.



David Ruderman
david.j.ruderman [at]

Release no. 24-014


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Update on USACE Jacksonville renourishment at St. Augustine Beach! 

Pumping is scheduled to begin on March 8th, it will start at the State Park and move South to A Street.


Mobilization has begun for the USACE Jacksonville renourishment St. Augustine Beach! 

The USACE contractor began establishing a staging area at the Pope Road access point and will continue deploying equipment in the week ahead. Beach placement of dredged sand is expected to start in early March.

The re-nourishment will place approximately 2.5 million cubic yards of sand on critically eroded beaches within the city of St. Augustine Beach, extending three miles from Anastasia State Park at the north to the vicinity of A Street at the southern end of the shoreline.

Placement will proceed from north to south. Jacksonville District will post work schedules and progress maps to its website and social media channels as the work progresses -

The $33 million contract, awarded to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, is 100 percent federally funded with Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies monies. The renourishment is projected to be complete by the end of June, weather permitting.

Initial construction of the 3-mile project was completed in January 2003. Since then the project has been renourished approximately every five years or following significant hurricane events. The Jacksonville District shares a strong partnership with St. Johns County, the non-federal sponsor for this project along with many others to protect eroded beaches along the county’s coastline.

Updates will provided as we receive them.