May 28 2020
Ocean City Before and After Initial Construction
Initial Construction - Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet Project
Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy
Dredging in Corsons Inlet
Sea Isle City Before Initial Construction
Sea Isle City, Spring 2016 After Initial Construction
Southern Ocean City, Spring 2016 After Initial Construction
Strathmere During Initial Construction
Mar 27 2015
Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet Project Index Map
May 20 2015
Great Egg to Townsends Beachfill Construction
The Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project was authorized in 2007 but did not receive funding until 2013 when Congress enacted the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-2, or often referred to as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill). On November 10, 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $57.6-million contract to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company to complete the coastal storm damage reduction project from the southern end of Ocean City to Strathmere and Sea Isle. The project, which entails the construction of a dune and a berm, or beach, in front of each community, is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The initial construction project was completed in the spring of 2016. The project is eligible for periodic nourishment (on a 5-year cycle) pending adequate funding.
Work in the southern end of Ocean City, from 34th Street to Corson's Inlet State Park, includes a federally constructed dune at elevation +12.8, with a width at the top of 25 feet, and a berm or beach extending 100 feet from the seaward base of the dune. On Ludlum Island, which includes Strathmere and Sea Isle, the federally constructed dune is built to elevation +14.8 and the berm is 50 feet wide.
2013 Environmental Assessment and Clean Air Act General Conformity