Thursday, September 10, 2015

New Jersey Department of Transportation Oversees Back-Bay Beach Creek Dredging Project Scheduled for Fall 2015


The State of New Jersey Department of Transportation is working in conjunction with North Wildwood city officials to accommodate a much needed back-bay beach creek dredging project.

An estimated 43,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from the Beach Creek channel and North Wildwood Inlet, onto the front beach of North Wildwood, south of 2nd & JFK Blvd.

The dredged materials are considered beach-quality sand, consisting of excess 90 percent beach sand. The project is scheduled to begin before the end of September and is expected to take several weeks to complete. Once the project starts, there will be heavy machinery in use on our public beaches. 

15th Avenue will be the only staging area and will also serve as the only access-way for heavy machinery and large vehicles. 

5th Avenue will serve as an access-way for light-duty equipment.

While the project is underway, residents, visitors and vacationers are reminded to be aware of their surroundings.

"This is a win-win situation for us," Mayor Patrick Rosenello commented. "We're having our back-bay waterway dredged, making it easily navigable by boat; and we are also providing much needed replenishment to our beach, which has seen serious erosion over the years."

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