Cape May seawall project available for comment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District is still accepting public and agency comments on a draft report that addresses the need for storm protection along a portion of the existing Cape May seawall, located in Cape May County, New Jersey.

In late February, USACE released the draft report and invitation to comment by Mar. 26. In the report, USACE proposes to place a concrete cap on top of the existing seawall along approximately 350 feet.

The recommended plan detailed in the environmental assessment addresses the need for storm protection along a portion of the existing Cape May Seawall in the vicinity of Wilmington and Beach Avenues.

USACE is proposing to place a concrete cap on top of the existing structure for a distance of approximately 530 feet. The cap will be constructed to an elevation of +17 (NAVD 88) for approximately 350 feet with 90-foot tapers on either end to transition to the surrounding elevations.

The read the full report, “Cape May Seawall, Coastal Storm Risk Management, Continuing Authorities Program Section 103, Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment, Cape May County, New Jersey” and associated appendices, please click here.

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