The long awaited beach replenishment project for the southern end of Ocean City has officially started. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, the contractor for the project, started pumping sand around 1:45 Thursday afternoon.
Ocean City will receive approximately 1.6 million cubic yards of sand on approximately 2.6 miles of beach between 36th and 59th Streets.
The project is being overseen by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and is 100 % federally funded.
Today, we are bringing you some exclusive photos from this project: