North Wildwood emergency beach nourishment about to begin

The city of North Wildwood released new details yesterday about when an emergency project will begin to replenish its beaches.

photo courtesy of Army corps

The city said that the emergency beach nourishment dredging project is expected to begin in the next 7 to 10 days and be completed by the July 4 holiday.

Project preparation is underway and H&L Contracting and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD), the contractor and sub-contractor for the NJDOT, are expected to begin mobilizing equipment this week.

According to the city, a dredge in the ocean will essentially pump out sand and push it out through a large pipe, which will discharge thousands of cubic yards of sand onto the beach.

The contractors currently intend to pump sand on the beach at 7th Avenue, proceeding South to North, wrapping around the jetty at 2nd Avenue and John F. Kennedy Blvd.

Once this section is complete, it is expected that the contractor will return to 7th Avenue, continuing south.