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Construction Status for Northern Ocean County Project

BEACHFILL OPERATIONS

Location: Lavallette

  • Date: 2/15/2019
  • Status: ACTIVE
  • Additional info: Dredges RN Weeks and Magdalen conducting dredging and beachfill operations
  • Beach access closures: Newark, Trenton and Dover Avenues in Lavellette and 2nd Ave in Toms River South
During Hurricane Sandy, Ortley Beach in Toms River Township was devastated. In 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor built a protective dune and berm in the community as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. Work is designed to reduce the risk of coastal storm damages to infrastructure.
Ortley Beach Before and After
During Hurricane Sandy, Ortley Beach in Toms River Township was devastated. In 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor built a protective dune and berm in the community as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. Work is designed to reduce the risk of coastal storm damages to infrastructure.
The community of Mantoloking, N.J. was breached during Hurricane Sandy. In 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the dune and berm system in the same location as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The project is a joint effort with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Weeks Marine Inc. is the contractor.
Mantoloking Before and After
The community of Mantoloking, N.J. was breached during Hurricane Sandy. In 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the dune and berm system in the same location as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The project is a joint effort with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Weeks Marine Inc. is the contractor.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project in partnership with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and contractor Weeks Marine. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project in partnership with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and contractor Weeks Marine. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project in partnership with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and contractor Weeks Marine. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project in partnership with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and contractor Weeks Marine. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
A technician conducts a survey as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project, a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Weeks Marine is the prime contractor. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
A technician conducts a survey as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project, a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Weeks Marine is the prime contractor. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project in partnership with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and contractor Weeks Marine. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project in partnership with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and contractor Weeks Marine. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is managing the construction of a new extended ocean outfall pipe in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. Work involves the installation of a temporary steel sheet pile cofferdam and causeway so contractors can work in dry conditions. Cast in place concrete bents are poured on steel pipe piles to serve as a foundation for the 60" reinforced concrete and steel cylinder outfall pipe. Completion is currently estimated in late December. Ocean County, New Jersey owns and operates the existing outfall pipe and is funding this aspect of the project. Agate Construction Co., Inc. serves as the subcontractor to Weeks Marine Inc and is completing the construction of the outfall pipe.
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is managing the construction of a new extended ocean outfall pipe in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. Work involves the installation of a temporary steel sheet pile cofferdam and causeway so contractors can work in dry conditions. Cast in place concrete bents are poured on steel pipe piles to serve as a foundation for the 60" reinforced concrete and steel cylinder outfall pipe. Completion is currently estimated in late December. Ocean County, New Jersey owns and operates the existing outfall pipe and is funding this aspect of the project. Agate Construction Co., Inc. serves as the subcontractor to Weeks Marine Inc and is completing the construction of the outfall pipe.
The Dredge RN Weeks, owned and operated by Weeks Marine, conducts dredging and beachfill operations as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is managing the project in partnership with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and contractor Weeks Marine. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
The Dredge RN Weeks, owned and operated by Weeks Marine, conducts dredging and beachfill operations as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is managing the project in partnership with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and contractor Weeks Marine. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.

Northern Ocean County Coastal Storm Risk Management

Project Status

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a contract to Weeks Marine Inc. to construct the Northern Ocean County dune and berm system. The project is a partnership between USACE and the state of New Jersey. Once the construction is completed, the project is designed to reduce damages to physical infrastructure from the future coastal storms that will impact Northern Ocean County. 

Construction Schedule

USACE's contractor Weeks Marine Inc. will be using multiple dredges to complete the beachfill contract. Three hopper dredges (R.N. WeeksB.E. Lindholm and Magdalen) are being used during construction. Hopper dredges function like a ship as they transit back and forth between a sand borrow site and pump out buoy near the shoreline. Weeks Marine will also be using pipeline cutter head dredges, which function more like a stationary barge and continuously pump sand from a sand borrow site through a pipeline and onto the beach. The type of dredge used for each community depends on the distance from the sand borrow site to the shoreline. 

Schedule Updated: Jan. 15, 2018 (check the map to the right to clarify the different sections of the project)

- Note - the schedule is an estimate. Construction could begin sooner or later than the dates listed below based on weather, equipment issues and overall progress. 

Completed and Ongoing Areas

 Mantoloking– sand placement operations completed in base contract area. (Note: Following the completion of  sand placement operations, additional work on dune crossovers and sand fencing takes place for a period of  several weeks. Dune grass is only planted between November and March per best practices)

 Brick Township– sand placement operations completed on Aug. 16, 2018.  (Note: Following the completion of sand placement operations, additional work on dune crossovers and sand fencing takes place for a period of several weeks. Dune grass is only planted between November and March per best practices)

 Toms River South (Ortley Beach) – sand placement operations completed on Nov. 11, 2018.  (Note: Following the completion of sand placement operations, additional work on dune crossovers and sand fencing takes place for a period of several weeks. Dune grass is only planted between November and March per best practices)

 Mantoloking Northern Area – sand placement operations completed on Dec. 24, 2018.  (Note: Following the completion of sand placement operations, additional work on dune crossovers and sand fencing takes place for a period of several weeks. Dune grass is only planted between November and March per best practices)

 Toms River North – sand placement operations completed on Dec. 29, 2018.  (Note: Following the completion of sand placement operations, additional work on dune crossovers and sand fencing takes place for a period of several weeks. Dune grass is only planted between November and March per best practices)

 Seaside Heights – sand placement operations completed on Jan. 13, 2019.  (Note: Following the completion of sand placement operations, additional work on dune crossovers and sand fencing takes place for a period of several weeks. Dune grass is only planted between November and March per best practices)

 Seaside Park – sand placement operations completed on Jan. 23, 2019.  (Note: Following the completion of sand placement operations, additional work on dune crossovers and sand fencing takes place for a period of several weeks. Dune grass is only planted between November and March per best practices)

 Berkeley Township – sand placement operations were completed on Feb. 5, 2019.  (Note: Following the completion of sand placement operations, additional work on dune crossovers and sand fencing takes place for a period of several weeks. Dune grass is only planted between November and March per best practices)

 

Remaining Areas

 Lavallette – sand placement operations ongoing. There will be three pipe  landings for work in Lavallette at the following locations:

  • Between Jersey City Ave and New Jersey Ave (work will first proceed south; then flip and proceed north)
  • At Camden Ave (work will first proceed south; then flip and proceed north)
  • At White Ave (work will first proceed south; then flip and proceed north)

 (Note: Following the completion of sand placement operations, additional work on dune crossovers and sand  fencing takes place for a period of several weeks. Dune grass is only planted between November and March  per best practices)

 Pt. Pleasant Beach – Sand placement operations to take place this Spring. The pipe landing will be made between Baltimore and Makin Avenues (work will first proceed north; then flip and proceed south). (Note: Following the completion of sand placement operations, additional work on dune crossovers and sand fencing takes place for a period of several weeks. Dune grass is only planted between November and March per best practices)

 Bay Head – Sand placement operations to take place this Spring. There will be three pipe landings in Bay Head at the following locations: 

  • Just south of Egbert St (work will first proceed south; then flip and proceed north)
  • Just south of Mount St (work will first proceed south; then flip and proceed north)
  • Just north of Karge St (work will first proceed north; then flip and proceed south)

 (Note: Following the completion of sand placement operations, additional work on dune crossovers and sand fencing takes place for a period of several weeks. Dune grass is only planted between November and March per best practices)

Project Background

The Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet (also known as "Northern Ocean County" project) Coastal Storm Risk Management project is the result of a 2002 feasibility study that investigated flood and coastal storm damage effects between the two inlets. The study involved extensive engineering, environmental, and economic analyses and recommended the construction of a dune and berm system with the intent of reducing impacts from coastal erosion and storms. The plan calls for beachfill construction along the oceanfront between Point Pleasant, New Jersey and the northern boundary of the Island Beach State Park utilizing sand from an offshore borrow source and periodic nourishment for a period of 50 years. The project includes the following municipalities: Point Pleasant Beach; Bay Head; Mantoloking; Brick Township; Toms River Township; Lavallette; Seaside Heights; Seaside Park; and Berkeley Township. Congress authorized the project as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007.

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