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Jacksonville Harbor Begins Deepening Project

JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor signing the port’s agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin the Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design (PED) phase of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project. The photo shows JAXPORT Immediate Past Chairman Joe York speaking during the ceremony. Background L-R: JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor, U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, FL Rep. Mia Jones, FL Sen. Aaron Bean, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Col. Alan M. Dodd, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor signing the port’s agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin the Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design (PED) phase of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project. The photo shows JAXPORT Immediate Past Chairman Joe York speaking during the ceremony. Background L-R: JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor, U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, FL Rep. Mia Jones, FL Sen. Aaron Bean, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Col. Alan M. Dodd, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Leadership at JAXPORT joined government officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on June 17 along the St. Johns River to mark the start of the Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design (PED) phase of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project.

The initial engineering and design work is expected to take 18 months. Deepening construction could begin as early as 2016.

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown also proclaimed June 17, 2014 as “Harbor Deepening Launch Day.”

U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D–Florida) said she has been working for several years to ensure Jacksonville’s Harbor Deepening project continues to move forward.

Congressman Ander Crenshaw said, “Dredging the St. Johns will bring job creation, increased trade and economic growth to the Northeast Florida.”

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