Palm Beach County’s contractor, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD), is currently mobilizing for construction of the Jupiter/Carlin Shore Protection Project located just south of the Jupiter Inlet. The Project represents the northernmost major renourishment area in the County and acts as a feeder-beach for down-drift shorelines throughout the County. Waterside mobilization includes temporary staging of pipelines and equipment within the southeast portion of the Port of Palm Beach District’s Turning Basin. The Port is typically used for mobilization of publicly funded countywide dredge projects due to its location as the only deep-draft port facility in the local area. Assembly of pipes and equipment will be limited to the hours of 7:00am to 5:00pm, and impact gun work will be further limited to the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm. GLDD will minimize weekend work and expects most of the activity in the Port to occur during mobilization and demobilization. Primary mobilization activities are anticipated to be complete by early next week.
Dredging activities at the Project location in Jupiter are expected to take approximately 20 days, weather permitting, after which demobilization will commence. Anticipated completion of all waterside work related to the project is January 2022. Special care and coordination with the Town of Palm Beach, the Port, and the US Army Corps of Engineers will ensure successful mobilization and avoid impacts to the separate upcoming Palm Beach Harbor O&M project that will place inlet-captured sand on the Town’s beaches. The County’s Jupiter/Carlin Project is 100% publicly funded by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Palm Beach County, and the Town of Jupiter, and involves the placement of approximately 400,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand from an offshore borrow site at a construction cost of $6,900,865. GLDD’s 315ft trailing suction hopper dredge Liberty Island will complete the dredging work, and will only need to enter the Port to seek safe shelter in the dock areas in case of severe weather. Updates to Project status can be accessed at the following address:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Andy Studt, Department of Environmental Resources Management, Palm Beach County at 561-233-2539 or via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.