USA: Bor­ough of Avalon to Present Dredging Project Details on June 21

The Bor­ough of Avalon has sched­uled a com­mu­nity meet­ing on Sat­ur­day, June 21, to dis­cuss an upcom­ing multi-year dredg­ing project in the com­mu­nity. The meet­ing will be held at the Avalon Ele­men­tary School gym­na­sium start­ing at 11:00am.

“This is the largest infra­struc­ture project the Bor­ough has ini­ti­ated since the revi­tal­iza­tion of the Dune Drive busi­ness dis­trict,” said Avalon Mayor Mar­tin Pagli­ughi. “We want to pro­vide as much infor­ma­tion as pos­si­ble for our prop­erty own­ers about the dredg­ing project and how water­front prop­erty own­ers can par­tic­i­pate by hav­ing their pri­vate slips dredged at their expense.”

The pre­sen­ta­tion will begin with open­ing com­ments by Mayor Pagli­ughi. Avalon Munic­i­pal Engi­neer Thomas Thorn­ton from Hatch Mott Mac­Don­ald will make a pre­sen­ta­tion to the pub­lic regard­ing the scope and time­line of the dredg­ing oper­a­tion. Thorn­ton will also dis­cuss the options avail­able to water­front prop­erty own­ers regard­ing the dredg­ing of their pri­vate slips in the scope of the project area.

Avalon is in the process of secur­ing the per­mits needed for the dredg­ing project which is expected to begin after Labor Day week­end, 2014. The dredg­ing project will take at least two years to com­plete and will result in nearly 120,000 cubic yards of mate­r­ial being placed on Graven’s Island, west of Avalon and south of Avalon Boule­vard in Mid­dle Town­ship. The Borough-owned island is cur­rently being offloaded as dredge mate­r­ial is being mechan­i­cally removed in advance of this dredg­ing project. To date, approx­i­mately 60% of the mate­r­ial has already been removed from Graven’s Island.

In Sep­tem­ber, 2014, the actual dredg­ing project will begin. The Bor­ough and the State of New Jer­sey have iden­ti­fied the fol­low­ing areas to receive dredg­ing: Por­poise Lagoon, Cornell/Pennsylvania/Princeton Har­bors, Third Avenue Water­way (Avalon Canal), 54th Street Marina, Oler’s/Graven’s Thor­ough­fare (state chan­nel), Long Reach (state chan­nel), Whale Har­bor (state chan­nel), and Ster­back Har­bor (Avalon Manor, Mid­dle Town­ship). The most severely shoaled chan­nels will be dredged in the fall of 2014. Dur­ing this project, approx­i­mately 120,000 cubic yards of mate­r­ial will be dredged out of these chan­nels to a depth of six feet below mean low water.

The Bor­ough intends to enter into two part­ner­ships in order to off­set expenses related to the project. Mayor Pagli­ughi and Avalon Bor­ough Coun­cil have suc­cess­fully secured fund­ing from the State of New Jer­sey to dredge the afore­men­tioned State chan­nels. Fund­ing of approx­i­mately $2 mil­lion is com­ing from the New Jer­sey Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion to finance this ini­tia­tive. Mid­dle Town­ship will finance all of the dredg­ing oper­a­tions in Ster­beck Har­bor and assist with defray­ing some of the project’s over­all costs.

Press Release, June 16, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee:

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