Agate wins $5.3M contract for Indian River Inlet repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a contract to Agate Construction Co., Inc. of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. for $5.3 million to repair a portion of bulkhead and to sand-tighten a portion of the south jetty at Indian River Inlet in Sussex County, DE. photo

According to USACE, work is anticipated to begin in Spring 2024.

The contract calls for the repair of a failed section of bulkhead/revetment along the interior north shoreline of the Indian River Inlet.

A deep scour hole caused by swift tidal currents within the inlet has undermined the slope of the “stabilized” shoreline and landward infrastructure.

Additionally, the contract calls for sand tightening a 215-foot section of the south jetty.

This work will involve installing steel sheet piling to reduce the amount of sand migrating into the inlet, said USACE.

Agate Construction Co. will start mobilizing equipment to the site in April 2024.