Atlantic City Beach Replenishment Kicks Off (USA)
The crews began an $18-million beach replenishment project that will stretch from Atlantic City to Ventnor City.
This $18 million project, partly financed by the state’s Shore Protection Fund, is designed to reconstruct beaches and dunes from the Absecon Inlet in Atlantic City to Fredricksburg Avenue at the border of Ventnor and Margate.
The 5.1-mile project, to be done by the Army Corps of Engineers, also will include reconstruction of pedestrian and vehicle beach crossovers, repair of handicap dune crossovers, planting of dune and beach grasses, and erection of sand fencing. In addition, there will be stormwater outfall system improvements at three locations in Atlantic City: New Jersey Avenue, just north of the Steel Pier, and in front of the Resorts Casino.
“This project will ensure great beaches for people who visit Atlantic City this summer, allowing them to fully enjoy all aspects of this exciting city,” said Commissioner Bob Martin. “It is part of the Christie Administration’s commitment to Atlantic City’s continued success as a vibrant national destination for tourism and recreation.”
“In addition, the project also offers very important shoreline protection for homes, businesses, roads and infrastructure from high tides, storm surges and potential flooding, while creating habitats for plant and animal species that live along our coast,” added Commissioner Martin.
The project will not affect beach use during the busy summer season. The contractor will not perform any work on the beach from June 29 to Sept. 5, and will return in October to complete the beach grass and dune plantings.
Dredging Today Staff, March 13, 2012;