USA: Avalon’s Major Beach Fill Project Nears End

Avalon’s Major Beach Fill Project Nears End

Avalon’s major beach fill project is expected to con­clude some­time dur­ing the upcom­ing week­end of Jan­u­ary 26th-27th.

Dur­ing a progress meet­ing held in Avalon on Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 23rd the con­trac­tor for the project announced that the actual pump­ing of sand could wrap up dur­ing the upcom­ing week­end.

The work is being done by Nor­folk Dredg­ing under a con­tract with the United States Army Corps of Engi­neers, the New Jer­sey Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion, and the Bor­ough of Avalon.

To date, more than 230,000 cubic yards of sand has been dredged from Townsend’s Inlet and placed on the Avalon beach­front. As of Wednes­day, the beach work was being con­ducted on 20th Street. The project will result in 290,000 cubic yards of sand placed on the beach from the 8th Street jetty south to the 25th Street beach. More than 70% of the total project has been com­pleted by Nor­folk Dredging.

Depend­ing on the track of a low pres­sure sys­tem that could bring some snow to our region on Fri­day after­noon and Fri­day evening, the sand pump­ing oper­a­tion may end as early as Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 26th. A final inspec­tion of the new beach­front is sched­uled for early next week. Nor­folk Dredg­ing will then de-moblize its equip­ment off the Avalon beach­front next week and take it to a project in Fire Island, New York. Var­i­ous dune, sand fenc­ing, dune grass, and crossover work will be com­pleted after the sand dredg­ing oper­a­tion is complete.

After the project is con­cluded in Fire Island, New York, Nor­folk Dredg­ing will return to the 7 Mile beach­front to con­duct a major beach fill project in Stone Har­bor. That project is ten­ta­tively sched­uled to begin on April 12, 2013 and fin­ish before Memo­r­ial Day weekend.

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Press Release, January 24, 2013

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