Fenwick Island Beach Replenishment Work Postponed

Photo by Sean McBride, USACE

The Fenwick Island beach replenishment project, scheduled to start in early July, has been postponed and is now set to begin on July 19, the Town of Fenwick Island said in their latest release. 

Last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a $19.2 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) to dredge more than 1.4 million cubic yards of sand that will be used to fortify the beaches and dune system in Bethany, South Bethany and Fenwick Island.

The overall project purpose is to place approximately 659,000 cubic yards of beach fill in Bethany Beach, 500,000 cubic yards in South Bethany and 278,000 cubic yards in Fenwick Island.

The work also includes the construction or repair of pedestrian, vehicle, and ADA accessible dune crossovers; the partial demolition of an ADA accessible crossover, including piles, post and rail fence; planting dune grass; and install new sand fence and post and rail fence.

Great Lakes will be moving from north to south, starting at Bethany Beach and working their way to Fenwick Island.

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