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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ-2

AUTHORITY: This project is authorized by Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946, as amended.  The purpose of Section 14 is to protect public works and non-profit public facilities from streambank and shoreline erosion.  Federal funding for each Section 14 project is limited to $5,000,000 (as amended by Section 1030 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, P.L. 113-121). 

DESCRIPTION: The study area is located on the north side of the City along the Cape May Harbor.  This area is an approximate 0.4 mile length of Delaware Avenue that continually experiences severe shoreline erosion due to tidal surge and wave action during hurricanes and major nor'easters.  The erosion threatens the integrity of Delaware Avenue, a county road, which is the main route for the delivery of supplies to the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center.  The erosion also threatens an underground sewer utility line that runs along the northern right-of-way of the road. The feasibility study will determine if it is within Federal interest to construct the most environmentally suitable, least-cost protection alternative to address the shoreline erosion problems in the study area for the protection of Delaware Avenue and the sewer utility line.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of Section 14 is to protect public works and non-profit public facilities from streambank and shoreline erosion.

STATUS: A Federal Interest Determination was completed by the District and approved by North Atlantic Division in FY14. Funds were received from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, Public Law 113-2, enacted to assist in the recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The objectives of the Feasibility Phase of the project are to:

  • Prepare the Feasibility Report for the project
  • Prepare an Environmental Assessment and NEPA documentation for the project
  • Prepare a Project Management Plan (PMP) for the Design and Implementation Phase
  • Develop other supporting plans (e.g. Real Estate Plan, Value Engineering, etc.) as needed for completion of the Feasibility Report
SPONSOR: TBD

PROJECT MANAGER: Adrian Leary