Augustine Beach Boat Ramp closes due to dredging work

Preparations are underway for the Augustine Beach Boat Ramp dredging project, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control informs.

According to their official statement, the Boat Ramp near Port Penn and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing rock groin will be periodically closed starting Thursday, September 16 through Friday, October 15 for maintenance dredging of the boat ramp access channel.

“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. The site parking lot will remain open for the duration of the dredging project,” the Department said.

Weather permitting, the project is expected to be complete, with full access restored, by October 15.

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