Army Corps awards contract for Oakwood beach nourishment

US Army Corps of Engineers
Published Oct. 20, 2023
Map of truck routes and beach fill areas in Oakwood Beach.

Map of truck routes and beach fill areas in Oakwood Beach.

PHILADELPHIA (October 16, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a contract to Agate Construction Co., Inc. for $2.6 million to conduct periodic nourishment work at Oakwood Beach in Salem County N.J. This project is a joint effort of the Army Corps Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The contract calls for trucking in and placing approximately 57,750 tons of sand within Oakwood Beach. Sand will be placed in three areas: (1) along most of Slape Avenue, (2) along a portion of Locust Avenue, and (3) along Shad Roe Lane, River Lane, and southern portion of Salem Fort Elfsborg Road.

Agate Construction Co., Inc. will access the beach via the PSEG parking area at the southern end of Salem Fort Elfsborg Road; trucks will travel on Fort Elfsborg Road and Salem Fort Elfsborg Road. The project is cost-shared between the Federal government and the State of New Jersey. Work is designed to reduce the risk of coastal storm damages to infrastructure.          

Kat Tracey
Steve Rochette

Release no. 23-031