Beach Replenishment Update: 39 Percent of the Way There

first_imgWhile excavators move sand on the beach, the hopper dredge Liberty Island (background) returns to an offshore borrow area to gather more sand on Thursday, May 28, in Ocean City, NJ.Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.DATE: Thursday, May 28PROGRESS: As of Thursday afternoon, work had not reached 51st Street yet but was getting very close. Access to the beach at 52nd is closed. Access to 53rd Street from the street is blocked (awaiting work on the dune crossover), but the beach at 53rd Street is open and accessible from 54th. Ocean City Business Administrator Jim Mallon reported Thursday that 39 percent of the projected volume of sand for the project has landed on the beach since the project started on April 16. The project is on schedule to be completed by mid-July.The first two phases of the project (from 42nd Street to 37th Street, then from 42nd Street to 47th Street) are complete.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed from 52nd Street to 47th Street (by mid-June), then from 55th to 59th (mid-June to mid-July).READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img read more