The project consisted of the full reconstruction and widening of Beach Blvd from San Pablo Rd to Penman Rd from four to six lanes. This work included replacing the existing drawbridge constructed in the early 1940s with 2,300 LF twin bridges at a 65-ft clearance. The new clearance allows boat and vehicular traffic to both travel unimpeded. The project also included surcharge embankment, MSE wall construction, subsoil excavation, utility relocation, drainage, signalization upgrading, project signing, lighting, fore main and water main installation, and landscaping.

  • Location Duval County, Florida
  • Owner Jacksonville Transportation Authority
  • Delivery Method Design-Bid-Build
  • Completion Year 2011
  • Contract Value $67.5 million


American Public Works Association, Northeast Florida

Project of the Year


Project Highlights

  • 19,000 CY of structural concrete
  • 28,000 LF of concrete piling
  • 20,000 SF of MSE wall
  • 400,000 CY of excavation
  • 21,000 LF of concrete pipe & box culvert
  • 30,000 tons of asphalt
  • 24-inch concrete pile
  • Twin 2,300 LF bridges