$43 million Mile Point project starts at JaxPort

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Construction has started on the  $43.5 million Mile Point project at Jacksonville’s port to remove a navigational hazard for large cargo ships.

“This port is on the move . . . There are a lot of great things happening here,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said during a short news conference.

The Army Corps awarded the construction contract to Seattle-based Manson Construction Co. The state has agreed to front the project’s full cost, and wait for the federal government to reimburse 65 per cent.

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“But the port also wants to dredge the St. Johns River from 40 to 47 feet so larger cargo ships that are fully loaded can call on Jacksonville’s port, a project estimated to cost $700 million that would require big cash commitments from every level of government,” Florida Times-Union reports.

The Mile Point project would calm currents by removing a chain of rocks from the area, with other alterations/

“The state has not committed to such an arrangement for harbor deepening, and the federal government has not yet committed any money,” the newspaper reported.

 

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