Dredging, beachfill project set for Brigantine

Norfolk Dredging Company has received a $14 million contract from the Army Corps to conduct periodic nourishment of the Brigantine dune and berm Coastal Storm Risk Management project.

USACE photo

The project is a joint effort between USACE, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the City of Brigantine.

The contract calls for dredging and placing approximately 850,000 cubic yards sand. Sand is dredged from a borrow site near Brigantine Inlet. Sand is then pumped through a series of pipes, placed on the beach, and graded into an engineered dune and berm template, which is designed to reduce damages from coastal storm events.

In Brigantine, sand will be placed in the northern portion of the community from just north of 14th Street N. proceeding south to approximately Roosevelt Blvd.

Norfolk Dredging is expected to begin dredging and beachfill operations in July 2023 and work is expected to be completed in the fall.

Dunes will be repaired in certain areas; however, most of the work includes widening the beach between the toe of the dune and the water line.