Pt. Pleasant Beach Replenishment Project About to Begin

The beach replenishment project at Pt. Pleasant Beach in Ocean County (NJ) is set to begin this April, according to the Army Corps.

The anticipated start day in Point Pleasant Beach is April 7th; latest start date of April 19th, reported the Corps.

USACE’s contractor – Weeks Marine Inc. – will be using multiple dredges to complete the beachfill contract.

The pipe landing will be made between Baltimore and Makin Avenues, work will first proceed north; then flip and proceed south.

Weeks will be bringing in equipment along the beach. They will land at Karge Street in Bay Head, and pump north to the outfall in PPB. Philadelphia Ave will be the initial access point, then when the beach fill is complete North of New York Ave, they will use Maryland Ave for access,” the local officials announced.

Following the completion of sand placement operations, additional work on dune crossovers and sand fencing takes place for a period of several weeks. Dune grass is only planted between November and March per best practices).

Anticipated completion date for the  Pt. Pleasant Beach works is early June.

Project Background

The Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet (also known as “Northern Ocean County” project) Coastal Storm Risk Management project is the result of a 2002 feasibility study that investigated flood and coastal storm damage effects between the two inlets.

The study involved extensive engineering, environmental, and economic analyses and recommended the construction of a dune and berm system with the intent of reducing impacts from coastal erosion and storms.

The plan calls for beachfill construction along the oceanfront between Point Pleasant, New Jersey and the northern boundary of the Island Beach State Park utilizing sand from an offshore borrow source and periodic nourishment for a period of 50 years.

The project includes the following municipalities: Point Pleasant Beach; Bay Head; Mantoloking; Brick Township; Toms River Township; Lavallette; Seaside Heights; Seaside Park; and Berkeley Township. Congress authorized the project as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007.