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APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Construction, General

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Ecosystem Restoration

AUTHORITY: Title I, Section 101 (a) (14) of WRDA 1999.

LOCATION: The project area is located within Middle and Lower Townships, Cape May County along the Delaware Bay Coastline in New Jersey.

DESCRIPTION: The plan for the purpose of ecosystem restoration at Villas and vicinity is an 80-foot wide berm over a project length of 29,000 feet.  The plan entails a one-time placement of sand for horseshoe crab and shorebird habitat.  The estimated initial project cost is presented below.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project provides ecosystem restoration at Villas and the Vicinity, with a one-time placement of sand for horse-shoe crab and shorebird habitat.

STATUS: This project has not received funding since FY 06. The initiation of initial construction is dependent on the establishment of an adequate funding stream.  The next steps toward initial construction once adequate funding is received is to complete a Limited Reevaluation Report; develop, approve and execute the Project Partnership Agreement; acquire the necessary real estate; complete plans and specifications; and advertise and award the construction contract. Hurricane Sandy struck the Mid-Atlantic coastline in October 2012 causing widespread damage.  The Army Corps will need to update the LRR to adjust initial construction costs based on changed initial conditions resulting from the storm.

SPONSOR: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection