GLDD kicking off Sea Isle dredging/beachfill campaign

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock has commenced work on the Sea Isle (NJ) dredging and beach nourishment project.

Photo courtesy of USACE

The hopper dredge “Liberty Island” arrived in the City of Sea Isle earlier this week to begin the beach filling operations. Over the next two months, the dredge will place a million cubic yards of sand onto the shoreline.

The project work will start at the southern end of the island, with beach fill to be placed between about 74th and 94th Street.

Immediately after completion of the south-end, the project will move downtown to fill the beaches between about 29th and 52nd Street.

As we’ve discussed before, our participation in the 50-year Beach Nourishment Program is a vital part of our overall mission to maintain our most precious natural resource; and I want to thank our partners at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State Department of Environmental Protection,” said Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio.

The Sea Isle beach filling operations are expected to be completed prior to the summer season.