The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, is currently conducting beachfill operations in Mantoloking, Ocean City and Longport, New Jersey – part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet coastal scheme.
These are three separate projects with the same purpose – reducing the risk of coastal storm damages, USACE said.
“The Christie Administration is pleased that this critical project has begun because it will protect vulnerable beaches along our coast by developing a statewide system of engineered beaches,” NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin said at the kick-off ceremony in June 2017.
“This represents one of the largest beachfill contracts in the history of the United States Army Corps of Engineers,” added USACE’s Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Michael Bliss. “The engineered dune and berm system will serve the vital purposes of reducing risk and helping to protect people and property.”
USACE’s updated schedule for work at other northern Ocean County beaches is as follows:
- Ortley Beach: November to December 2017;
- Seaside Park: December 2017 to January 2018;
- Brick: Winter 2018;
- Normandy Beach (Toms River): Winter 2018;
- Lavallette: Spring 2018.
The project is being conducted by Weeks Marine of Cranford, NJ.