Repairs continue as hurricane season begins
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As Hurricane Season begins on June 1st, there is still plenty of work to do after Hurricane Matthew last year. Many of the projects and repairs that were needed after the storm have not been completed. Last week, News4Jax obtained new documents, detailing the costs to repair those damages in Duval County.
Some of the projects were big ones like the Jacksonville Beach pier and dune restoration, others were smaller projects for minor damage at local parks.
The biggest project- the Jacksonville Beach Pier, is estimated to cost nearly $7 million. Work on that project has not yet begun, the pier is still closed.
The dune restoration project is moving along, with new dunes nearing completion from the pier, southward. The estimated cost for that project is near $5 million.
Other projects include repairs at Huguenot Park, damage to city-owned docks, damage at fire stations and police stations, and other parks around town. Some have already been completed.
Repair estimates for all of Duval County are estimated at more than $50 million. The City is expecting a large portion of that will be covered by federal and state money.
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