Bulkhead replacements underway

Bulkhead at Baker Point Park on the Ortega River

Bulkhead at Baker Point Park on the Ortega River

Homes and businesses along the St. Johns and Ortega rivers and some tributaries will witness some bulkhead repair and replacement work during a five-month period.

Approximately 4.4 miles of seawall maintained by the City of Jacksonville, including the north and south banks, has deteriorated to the extent that repair work is necessary.

According to Aleizha L. Batson, Deputy Director of Communications for the Office of Mayor Alvin Brown and the City of Jacksonville, the construction project is valued at $758,545 and is being handled by the Marine Division of C & L Landscape, Irrigation & Building, Inc.

The project began in April and is expected to be completed in August.

The Baker Point Park bulkhead replacement is the starting point of the project and is expected to be completed by May 20. Work hours are 8 a.m. to dusk Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. As work continues through the start of hurricane season, the schedule is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen/unavoidable conditions.

Additional construction sites, which do not include private bulkheads, are at various locations along the St. Johns River and its tributaries which include: Site 4 – Edgewood Avenue at the St. Johns River (June 25-July 8), Site 9 – Elizabeth Place at the St. Johns River (June 11-June 24), Site 103 – Kim Road at the St. Johns River (Aug. 4-10) , Site 132 – Venetia Blvd at the St. Johns River (July 9-16), Site 142 – Charlemagne Road at tributary to Ortega River (July 17-Aug. 3), Site 148, 149 & 150 – Confederate Point Road at Fishing Creek ( May 21-June 10), and Site 183 – Starboard Drive at tributary to Mill Cove (Aug. 11-18).

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