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Article By: Will Robinson


On September 25th the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it awarded a $210 million contract to Illinois-based Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company for the second phase of the St. Johns River deepening project.

This is the second contract for deepening the St. Johns River in a project that aims to increase the depth from 40 feet to 47 feet for up to 13 miles in phases. This second phase focuses on miles three through eight. The first phase is deepening the first three miles of the river. A third phase of the project will deepen to mile 11, where the Blount Island Marine Terminal is located.

A Congressionally authorized fourth phase would deepen to Dames Point Marine Terminal at 13 miles, but JaxPort has prioritized funding only the first three phases.