USACE Jacksonville temporarily pauses start of St. Augustine Beach shoreline renourishment

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 2024 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.