The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has just released an updated schedule for the Long Beach Island beach replenishment scheme.
The Army Corps’ contractor, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, mobilized two dredges, the Padre Island and the Dodge Island, for this bechfill program, which is a joint effort between the Corps and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
It is designed to reduce storm damages from future events and is 100 percent funded by the 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (PL113-2), commonly known as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill.
Area 4 (Previously constructed beachfill at Selfridge/57th to Nebraska Avenue in Long Beach Township)
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company anticipates completing Area 4 in the mid-December timeframe.
Area 2 (North Beach & Surf City – previously constructed portion at Harvey Cedars to previously constructed portion at Surf City)
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company estimates that the work could begin in mid-late December and be completed in late January.
Area 6 (Beach Haven and south to limits of project at Holgate)
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company estimates that the work will take place between early January and early May.
Area 1 (Northern limits of project – Seaview Drive South in Loveladies to previously construction section at Harvey Cedars)
- To be determined: will be completed between January and May timeframe.