The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has just announced the extension of Augustine Beach Boat Ramp intermittent closure for maintenance dredging through August 1.
According to DNREC, the closure of the Augustine Beach Boat Ramp near Port Penn and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing rock groin has been extended to complete maintenance dredging of the boat ramp access channel that has been delayed due to equipment issues.
During this time period, the boat ramp will be closed from 8 a.m. each Monday until 5 p.m. each Thursday, reopening from 5 p.m. each Thursday until 8 a.m. each Monday, DNREC said in the release.
The site parking lot will remain open for the duration of the dredging project.
Weather permitting, the project is expected to be complete, with full access restored, by Friday, Aug. 2.