Shark River Dredging Enters Next Phase

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) said in its latest release that they will progress the Shark River channels dredging, beginning this week.

The project, which began in earnest last summer, centered on dredging 102,000 cubic yards of sediment from the navigable channels of the Shark River. Equipment is expected to be mobilized this week with the dredging slated to resume after Labor Day.

This work is a continuation of the $7.6 million effort aimed at bringing portions of the Shark River Channel and the Shark River Channel Spur to full depth and width improving conditions for both commercial and recreational boaters in the area.

In addition to Monmouth County and the state, the municipalities of Neptune City, Neptune Township, Wall Township, and Belmar all contributed to the financial commitments for the project.

According to NJDOT, the project is intended to run on a 12-hour/6-day a week schedule (Monday through Saturday) from September through November and dredging must be completed by December 31st.

Dewatering activities will continue into spring 2018.

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