Seaside Park: Dredge pipe laid on beach, replenishment to begin soon
Beach replenishment and dune building will begin soon in Seaside Park, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman confirms.
The agency’s contractor, Weeks Marine, has laid a pipeline, which will connect with the cutterhead dredge CR McCaskill, said Army Corps spokesman Steve Rochette.
Rochette estimates dredging and beachfill operations to begin in early August when the dredge arrives.
He says from the pipe location near 5th Avenue, the contractor will first pump north to the border of Seaside Heights and then begin pumping south and continue into Berkeley Township (South Seaside Park) to the border of Island Beach State Park.
The current schedule is for the Seaside Park work to continue through mid-October, with the Berkeley Township work to begin after and proceed through November.
The work underway in nearby Ortley Beach will continue through early October, and Seaside Heights will follow through December.
Work will occur in 1,000-foot-wide sections of beaches at a time (the remainder of beach areas will be open). Dunes will be built 22 feet above mean sea level. Beaches will be constructed from 100 feet to 300 feet wide and 8.5 feet above mean sea level.
The northern Ocean County schedule is available here.