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Project Status and Updates

Following Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District worked to restore its previously constructed Coastal Storm Damage Reduction projects in New Jersey and Delaware. These areas already had an engineered beach system in place before the storm hit. In New Jersey, these projects included part of Long Beach Island; Atlantic City and Ventnor on Absecon Island; Brigantine; North Ocean City; Avalon and Stone Harbor; and Cape May City.   

USACE is now working to construct projects that were not yet built when Hurricane Sandy hit. These projects and statuses are: 

  • Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet (Point Pleasant to Seaside Park): contract not yet awarded
  • Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Harbor Inlet (Long Beach Island): contract awarded; awaiting construction schedule
  • Brigantine Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Absecon Island (Absecon Island beachfill): contract not yet awarded
  • Brigantine Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Absecon Island (Atlantic City bulkhead, revetment): contract not yet awarded
  • Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet (South Ocean City, Sea Isle, Strathmere): contract awarded
  • Delaware Bay Coastline, Oakwood Beach (Elsinboro Township): dredging and pumping operations completed

The New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages missions in New Jersey north of Manasquan Inlet. Click here to visit their page regarding coastal storm risk management activities in their region


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District awarded three contracts to restore Delaware projects damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Work was completed in 2013. 

  • Rehoboth & Dewey, Bethany & South Bethany & Fenwick Island
  • Restoration of North Shore of Indian River Inlet
  • Roosevelt Inlet and Lewes Beach

Coastal Storm Risk Management Background

The New Jersey Atlantic Ocean coastline extends from Sandy Hook to Cape May, New Jersey, covering a range of approximately 130 miles.  The New Jersey coastline from Manasquan Inlet south to Cape May Point lies within the boundaries of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Philadelphia District while from Manasquan Inlet north is under the jurisdiction of the USACE, New York District. Seven federally authorized beachfill projects have been constructed along the Philadelphia District’s New Jersey coastline. The Philadelphia District oversees the entire Delaware coast as well as the Delaware Bay. The District has constructed five coastal storm damage reduction projects in Delaware. These projects are designed and built to reduce storm damages to infrastructure from hurricanes and northeasters.

Coastal Storm Risk Management